James Bjorken

Selected writing

Selected writing

In the history of the standard model of particle physics:

The big international conference of [[1974]] in London was a turning point [[]] Ellis’ catalog well reflected the state of theoretical confusion and general disarray in trying to interpret the e +e e^+ e^- data. But in the midst of all of this was a talk by John Iliopoulos (I think I was there too). With passionate zealotry, he laid out with great accuracy what we call the standard model. Everything was there: proton decay, charm, the GIM mechanism of course, QCD, the SU(2)×U(1)SU(2)\times U(1) electroweak theory, SU(5)SU(5) grand unification, Higgs, etc. It was all presented with absolute conviction and sounded at the time just a little mad, at least to me (I am a conservative).

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