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In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard 't Hooft

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12 Models

So I liked the Higgs mechanism. But is it correct? Does it yield a healthy theory? What is and what is not allowed in describing elementary particles, and why?

Various universities in different countries organize courses at an international level, called ‘summer schools’, where in prestigious, yet quiet, recreational resorts experts and students convene to give lectures, and listen to them, and most of all to discuss their research subjects. The most prestigious summer school in my subject was in Les Houches, a winter sport resort near Chamonix, on the slopes of Mont Blanc. Presumably because I was too late in registering there, I was not admitted. But I was admitted at my second choice: Cargèse. I went there in 1970.

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