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The Particle Data Group (or PDG) is an international collaboration of particle physicists that compiles and reanalyzes published results related to the properties of particles and fundamental interactions. It also publishes reviews of theoretical results that are phenomenologically relevant, including those in related fields such as cosmology. The PDG currently publishes the Review of Particle Physics and its pocket version, the Particle Physics Booklet, which are printed biennially as books, and updated annually via the World Wide Web.

The PDG also publishes the Pocket Diary for Physicists, a calendar with the dates of key international conferences and contact information of major high energy physics institutions. It also further maintains the standard numbering scheme for particles in event generators, in association with the event generator authors.

Review of Particle Physics[edit]

The Review of Particle Physics[1] (formerly Review of Particle Properties, Data on Particles and Resonant States, and Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States) is a voluminous, 1,200+ page reference work which summarizes particle properties and reviews the current status of elementary particle physics, general relativity and big-bang cosmology. Usually singled out for citation analysis, it is currently the most cited article in high energy physics, being cited more than 2,000 times annually in the scientific literature (as of 2009).[2]

The Review is currently divided into 3 sections:

A condensed version of the Review, with the Summary Tables, a significantly shortened Reviews, Tables and Plots, and without the Particle Listings, is available as a 300 page, pocket-sized Particle Physics Booklet.

The history of Review of Particle Physics can be traced back to the 1957 article Hyperons and Heavy Mesons (Systematics and Decay) by Murray Gell-Mann and Arthur H. Rosenfeld,[3] and the unpublished update tables for its data with the title Data for Elementary Particle Physics (University of California Radiation Laboratory Technical Report UCRL-8030)[4][5] that were circulated before the actual publication of the original article. In 1963, Matts Roos independently published a compilation Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States.[6][7] On his suggestion, the two publications were merged a year later into the 1964 Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States.

The publication underwent three renaming thereafter: 1965 into Data on Particles and Resonant States, 1970 into Review of Particle Properties, and 1996 into the present form Review of Particle Physics. Starting with 1972, the Review no longer appear exclusively in Reviews of Modern Physics, but also in Physics Letters B, European Physical Journal C, Journal of Physics G, and Physical Review D (depending on the year).

Past editions of Review of Particle Physics[edit]

Year Title Reference
1957–1963 Hyperons and Heavy Mesons (Systematics and Decay) M. Gell-Mann & A. H. Rosenfeld, Ann. Rev. Nucl. Sci. 7, 407 (1957).
Data for Elementary Particle Physics University of California Radiation Laboratory Technical Report UCRL-8030 (unpublished).
Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States, November 1963; Tables of Elementary Particles and Resonant States M. Roos, Nucl. Phys. 52, 1 (1964);
M. Roos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 35, 314 (1963).
1964 Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States A. H. Rosenfeld et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 36, 977 (1964).
1965 Data on Particles and Resonant States A. H. Rosenfeld et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 37, 633 (1965).
1967 Data on Particles and Resonant States A. H. Rosenfeld et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 39, 1 (1967).
1968 Data on Particles and Resonant States A. H. Rosenfeld et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 40, 77 (1968).
1969 Data on Particles and Resonant States N. Barash-Schmidt et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 41, 109 (1969).
1970 Review of Particle Properties A. Barbaro-Galtieri et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 42, 87 (1970).
1971 Review of Particle Properties A. Rittenberg et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 43, S1 (1970).
1972 Review of Particle Properties A. Barbaro-Galtieri et al., Phys. Lett. B 39, 1 (1972).
1973 Review of Particle Properties T. A. Lasinski et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 45, S1 (1973).
1974 Review of Particle Properties A. Barbaro-Galtieri et al., Phys. Lett. B 50, 1 (1974).
1975 Review of Particle Properties: Supplement to 1974 edition A. Barbaro-Galtieri et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 47, 535 (1975).
1976 Review of Particle Properties T. G. Trippe et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 48, S1 (1976).
1977 New Particle Searches and Discoveries: A Supplement to the 1976 Edition of "Review of Particle Properties" C. Bricman et al. Phys. Lett. B 68, 1 (1978).
1978 Review of Particle Properties C. Bricman et al. Phys. Lett. B 75, 1 (1978).
1980 Review of Particle Properties R. L. Kelly et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 52, S1 (1980).
1982 Review of Particle Properties M. Roos et al., Phys. Lett. B 111, 1 (1982).
1984 Review of Particle Properties C. G. Wohl et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 56, S1 (1986).
1986 Review of Particle Properties M. Aguilar-Benítez et al., Phys. Lett. B 170, 1 (1986).
1988 Review of Particle Properties G. P. Yost et al., Phys. Lett. B 204, 1 (1988).
1990 Review of Particle Properties J. J. Hernández et al., Phys. Lett. B 239, 1 (1990).
1992 Review of Particle Properties K. Hikasa et al., Phys. Rev. D 45, S1 (1992).
1994 Review of Particle Properties L. Montanet et al., Phys. Rev. D 50, 1173 (1994).
1996 Review of Particle Physics R. M. Barnett et al., Phys. Rev. D 54, 1 (1996).
1998 Review of Particle Physics C. Caso et al., Eur. Phys. J. C 3, 1 (1998).
2000 Review of Particle Physics D. E. Groom et al., Eur. Phys. J. C 15, 1 (2000).
2002 Review of Particle Physics K. Hagiwara et al., Phys. Rev. D 66, 010001 (2002).
2004 Review of Particle Physics S. Eidelman et al., Phys. Lett. B 591, 1 (2004).
2006 Review of Particle Physics W.-M. Yao et al., J. Phys. G 33, 1 (2006).
2008 Review of Particle Physics C. Amsler et al., Phys. Lett. B 667, 1 (2008).
2010 The Review of Particle Physics K. Nakamura et al. (Particle Data Group), J. Phys. G 37, 075021 (2010)
2012 Review of Particle Physics J. Beringer et al. (Particle Data Group), Phys. Rev. D 86, 010001 (2012) .

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References[edit]

  1. ^ C. Amsler et al. (2008). "Review of Particle Physics". Physics Letters B 667: 1. Bibcode:2008PhLB..667....1P. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.018. 
  2. ^ T. Brooks (2008). "The 50 topcited papers from SPIRES in 2007". Symmetry Magazine. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  3. ^ M. Gell-Mann; A. H. Rosenfeld (1957). "Hyperons and Heavy Mesons (Systematics and Decay)". Annual Review of Nuclear Science 7: 407. Bibcode:1957ARNPS...7..407G. doi:10.1146/annurev.ns.07.120157.002203. 
  4. ^ A. H. Rosenfeld et al. (1964). "Data on Elementary Particles and Resonant States". Reviews of Modern Physics 36: 977. Bibcode:1964RvMP...36..977R. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.36.977. 
  5. ^ A. H. Rosenfeld (1975). "The Particle Data Group: Growth and Operations-Eighteen Years of Particle Physics". Annual Review of Nuclear Science 25: 555. Bibcode:1975ARNPS..25..555R. doi:10.1146/annurev.ns.25.120175.003011. 
  6. ^ M. Roos (1964). "Data on elementary particles and resonant states, November 1963". Nuclear Physics 52: 1. Bibcode:1964NucPh..52....1R. doi:10.1016/0029-5582(64)90671-6. 
  7. ^ M. Roos (1963). "Tables of Elementary Particles and Resonant States". Reviews of Modern Physics 35: 314. Bibcode:1963RvMP...35..314R. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.35.314. 

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