Review of Particle Physics 2020

The 2020 version of the Review of Particle Physicss has been published by the Particle Data Group (PDG) online at pdg.lbl.gov. Read the account of Claude Amsler, guest scientist at SMI and member of the PDG since 25 years.

„Classification of ground state mesons (left) and baryons (right) (from “Quarkmodel” in Review of Particle Physics2020).“

The 2020 edition of the Review of Particle Physics has appeared online and is being published by the journal “Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics” (PTEP). Experimental data collected since 1957 are regularly collected from refereed journals by the Particle Data Group which com- pares, evaluates and provides averages for the measured properties of the basic constituents of matter (bosons, leptons, quarks, mesons, and baryons). The Review of Particle Physics also summarizes recent developments, as well as basic concepts in Particle Physics and Cosmology. The review of about 2000 pages is published every two years in a peer-reviewed journal, with the online version up- dated every year. Numerous reviews, e.g. on symmetries, quark model, neutrino oscillations, modern detectors and accelerators are periodically revisited and many data plots provided, as well as tables of the fundamental constants and on the atomic and nuclear properties of materials.

The Stefan Meyer Institute is involved with Claude Amsler in the meson section of the Review of Particle Physics, which also provides several reports on the current status of light and heavy mesons, and on new states that do not fit in the quark model. The Review is the most cited publication in Particle Physics (so far more than 6000) and is an invaluable tool for researchers and students.

Further reading: Bible.pdf