weak force

The weak interaction is responsible for radioactive decay, and the nuclear fusion of subatomic particles.

Thirty years of the Z boson

31 May 2013 | Update - For the public | Kelly Izlar | Thirty years ago this week physicists at CERN announced that they had directly observed the Z boson

The Z boson

31 May 2013 | Physics | The Z boson is a neutral elementary particle which - along with its electrically charged cousin, the W - carries the weak force

W boson: Sunshine and stardust

25 Jan 2013 | Physics | The W boson carries the weak force. It changes the character of particles of matter—allowing the Sun to burn and new elements to form


31 Jul 2012 | Experiment | The OPAL detector on the Large Electron-Positron collider delivered key measurements of Z and W bosons in its 11-year lifetime

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