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31/03/1934 Italian particle physicist Carlo Rubbia is born


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discovery of W and Z

He is known as one of the two discoverers of the W and Z particles, the other one was Simon van der Meer. These particles mediate the weak interaction (or force). it is one of the fundamental forces in nature that causes radioactive decay. Protons and neutrons in the atom nucleus are exchanging W and Z particles, which causes the existence of the weak force.
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