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This is precisely why this question belongs to HSM.SE with both feet! Your vision of what happened is deeply misleading, possibly requiring time travel. Recall the GWS 79 prize citation: "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the ...


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It is called verification from experimental results. The GSW theories fitted mathematically the observed particle zoo symmetries and explained the approximate symmetries seen in the data. The Higgs model at the time of award was not the only model for getting the results of symmetry breaking, it could be a different process inducing the breaking , as in ...


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Julian Schwinger said of Feynman diagrams: that they brought QFT to the masses. However, he along with Sin-Itiro Tomonaga independently developed an alternative formalism that is non-perturbative from the beginning, in contrast to Feynmans perturbative approach. Feynmans approach, being perturbative, misses a great deal. One does not need to know QFT to ...


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