# The Future of Particle Physics as a Natural Science

@article{Wilczek1997TheFO, title={The Future of Particle Physics as a Natural Science}, author={Frank Wilczek}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A}, year={1997}, volume={13}, pages={863-886} }

In the first part of the paper, I give a low-resolution overview of the current state of particle physics — the triumph of the Standard Model and its discontents. I review and re-endorse the remarkably direct and (to me) compelling argument that existing data, properly interpreted, point toward a unified theory of fundamental particle interactions and toward low-energy supersymmetry as the near-term future of high energy physics as a natural science. I then attempt, as requested, some more… Expand

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