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The making of the standard model

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A seemingly temporary solution to almost a century of questions has become one of physics' greatest successes.

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Figure 1: The eightfold way.
Figure 2: A hint at the nature of the strong force.
Figure 3: Yang–Mills gauge theory.
Figure 4: The neutral current.

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Hooft, G. The making of the standard model. Nature 448, 271–273 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature06074

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