Dept 1 Lagrangian of the Standard Model of Particle Physics

Part of the Lagrangian of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, established in the 1970s as the fundamental theory describing the components and the properties of microscopic matter, Martinus Veltman, Diagramma: The Path to Feynman Diagrams, Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics, Band 4, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994, S. 251–52.

Research Theme (2017-)

III. Rethinking Basic Science

The central aim of this umbrella project is to provide the first major historical study of fundamental physics after World War II that does not exclusively focus on the massive changes in social status and institutional structure, but also includes epistemic development. In this manner, the project aims to understand not only how the changing social environment influenced the content of science, but also the complex interactions and back-reactions, for instance how epistemic changes further strengthened the drive toward big science or how novel developments, such as the “particle zoo” of the 1950s and 1960s, defined how physicists publicly presented their work, especially with regards to its aspirations to finality. Similarly, it aims to understand the essentially novel epistemic features of postwar physics, such as the rise of “post-empirical physics” or of anthropic reasoning.

Lagrangian of the Standard Model of Particle Physics,

The Lagrangian of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, established in the 1970s as the fundamental theory describing the components and the properties of microscopic matter, Martinus Veltman, Diagramma: The Path to Feynman Diagrams, Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics, Band 4, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994, S. 251–52.

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