A graduate text based on lectures originally presented at the 55th Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics, held at St Andrews in 2001.
The SELEX experiment at Fermilab has announced three candidates for doubly charmed baryons.
The physics of B particles, containing the fifth (b) quark, is now a major research focus. The first such particle was discovered at Fermilab exactly 25 years ago.
The Sun shines, just as described by our best theories of its thermonuclear furnace. Neutrinos oscillate - at least, electron-neutrinos change into another type.
In 1963, Nicola Cabibbo proposed a mechanism to describe transformations between up, down and strange quarks. Almost a decade later, Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa generalized quark mixing to ...
New results show that CP violation in the decays of particles containing heavy quarks is becoming precision physics.
The Malagasy capital of Antananarivo welcomed HEP-MAD '01, Madagascar's first conference on high-energy physics, at the end of September last year
The problem of obtaining a precise measurement of one of the most elusive effects in particle physics has finally been overcome.
Two major new experiments have provided the first strong indications of the delicate CP violation effect in a totally new domain - the decays of B mesons (containing the fifth or "b" quark).
New results from the "B factories" could help to explain why a universe made of matter emerged from a Big Bang that created equal amounts of matter and antimatter.