Weinberg-Salam theory

Weinberg-Salam theory

[′wīn‚bərg sə′läm ‚thē·ə·rē]
(particle physics)
A gage theory in which the electromagnetic and weak nuclear interactions are described by a single unifying framework in which both have a characteristic coupling paramenter equal to the fine-structure constant; it predicts the existence of intermediate vector bosons and neutral current interactions. Also known as Salam-Weinberg theory.
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W], or Weinberg angle, in the successful theory called the Standard Model (SM) of leptons and quarks is considered traditionally as an unfixed parameter of the Weinberg-Salam theory of the electroweak interaction.