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electroweak theory

[ih-lek-troh-week] /ɪˈlɛk troʊˌwik/
noun, Physics.
1.
a gauge theory that unifies quantum electrodynamics with the theory of weak interactions.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; electro- + weak; alternate name after U.S. physicist Steven Weinberg (born 1933) and Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam (born 1926)
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  • Theoretically, top's existence was required to make the electroweak theory internally consistent.

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