Fine Structure

History of the Standard Model

Although this post from Peter Woit's blog is based on some talk of defeating a troll (a somewhat useless topic, in my opinion), there are some more subtle and interesting points contained therein about the fascinating history of the standard model, its age and the age of those working on it. I always find it fascinating to find people who are working on a topic and don't know its history. That's a setup for making the same mistake over and over again.
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=1642

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