electroweak theory

[ ih-lek-troh-week ]
/ ɪˈlɛk troʊˌwik /

noun Physics.

a gauge theory that unifies quantum electrodynamics with the theory of weak interactions.

Origin of electroweak theory

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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