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Achievements with Antimatter

from the CERN Courier, November 1983
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Introduction

The discoveries of the W and Z bosons at CERN in 1983 must rank among the greatest achievements in the history of science. They were the culmination of deep theoretical inspiration, technological excellence, dedicated experimentation, and team-work on a scale never before seen in the realm of pure science. These articles from the CERN COURIER commemorates these momentous exploits. The first article is a general story of the significance of the discoveries and how they came about. Then we trace in more detail the evolution of the new physics ideas that the W and Z discoveries have confirmed, the development at CERN of the techniques that made the experiments possible, and finally, the course of the two experiments themselves.


Brian Southworth
Gordon Fraser


The discovery of 'heavy light'
Piecing together a theory
From AA to Z
The experiments
Results
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