Waiting for the W
and the Higgs
Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton,
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Received in final form: 5 August 2016
Published online: 6 October 2016
The search for the left-handed W± bosons, the proposed quanta of the weak interaction, and the Higgs boson, which spontaneously breaks the symmetry of unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions, has driven elementary-particle physics research from the time that I entered college to the present and has led to many unexpected and exciting discoveries which revolutionized our view of subnuclear physics over that period. In this article I describe how these searches and discoveries have intertwined with my own career.
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