Hideki Yukawa and the meson theory

@article{Brown1986HidekiYA,
  title={Hideki Yukawa and the meson theory},
  author={L. Brown},
  journal={Physics Today},
  year={1986},
  volume={39},
  pages={55-62}
}
  • L. Brown
  • Published 1986
  • Physics
  • Physics Today
  • A little over 50 years ago, Hideki Yukawa, a young Japanese theoretical physicist at the University of Osaka, proposed a fundamental theory of nuclear forces involving the exchange of massive charged particles between neutrons and protons. He called the exchanged particles “heavy quanta” to distinguish them from the light quanta of the electromagnetic field, but now they are known as pions, the lightest members of a large family of particles called mesons. These days, the meson theory seems to… CONTINUE READING
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