The electroweak interactions play an extremely important role in nature. There would be no atoms without electromagnetism and the sun would not shine without weak interactions! Electromagnetic interactions make the electrons keep to their orbits around the nucleus and weak interactions transform protons into neutrons and “bake” them into helium nuclei in the “oven” in the middle of the sun.
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.