Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics - LEE 1956
Chronology of Milestone Events in Particle Physics

  Nobel prize to T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang awarded in 1957 "for their penetrating investigation of the so-called parity laws, which has led to important discoveries regarding the elementary particles''  

LEE 1956

Lee, T.D.; Yang, C.N.;
Question of Parity Conservation in Weak Interactions
Phys. Rev. 104 (1956) 254; Phys. Rev. 106 (1957) 1371;

Reprinted in
The Physical Review - the First Hundred Years, AIP Press (1995) 1016.
T. D. Lee, Selected papers, vol.2, p. 244..
C. N. Yang, Selected Papers 1945-1980, p. 189-193.

The question of parity conservation in decays and in hyperon and meson decays is examined. Possible experiments are suggested which might test parity conservation in these interactions.

Related references
See also
T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang, Phys. Rev. 102 (1956) 290;
Analyse data from
G. Harris, J. Orear, and S. Taylor, Phys. Rev. 100 (1955) 932;
V. L. Fitch and R. Motley, Phys. Rev. 101 (1956) 496;
L. W. Alvarez et al., Phys. Rev. 101 (1956) 503;
E. Fabri, Nuovo Cim. 11 (1954) 479;
J. Orear, G. Harris, and S. Taylor, Phys. Rev. 102 (1956) 1676;
O. Chamberlain, E. Segrè, R. D. Tripp, and T. Ypsilantis, Phys. Rev. 93 (1954) 1430;
E. M. Purcell and N. F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 78 (1950) 807;
M. M. Whitehead et al., Bull.Am.Phys.Soc. 1 (1956) 184;
R. H. Dalitz, Phil. Mag. 44 (1953) 1068;

  nucleus nucleus e e asym, qnc
  nucleus nucleus e+ e asym, qnc
  p >100 MeV (Plab) angp, qnc
  p < p > Ko >100 MeV (Plab) angp, qnc
  < e e > ang, qnc

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