Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"The Nobel Prizes of 1999," by Gerhardus 't Hooft and Martinus J. Veltman.Scientific American, January 2000, pages 10-11.

The authors discuss the research that earned them the 1999 Nobel Prize inPhysics. Their work provides a better understanding of the weak interaction,which is responsible for radioactive beta decay and is essential for thenuclear reactions that fuel the sun.

--- Benjamin Stein