Electroweak Interactions at Very High Energies
Ulrich Baur Principal Investigator
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Research in theoretical elementary particle physics will be concerned with the production of the so-called "Higgs Particle", and the W and Z particles, at high-energy colliders. Precise calculations of the rates for production of these particles and their decay patterns will be performed. The existence of the Higgs particle is predicted by the current theory of the weak nuclear force.<br/><br/>The W and Z particles are the carriers of the weak nuclear force, and the calculations to be carried out are important to the testing of our understanding of this force and of the origin of mass.