“[N]ow is an ideal time to summarize the remarkable developments in particle physics to date and the concepts on which they rest, so that the next generation of explorers will have not only a solid foundation to stand on but also a dependable roadmap to guide them. The second edition of Chris Quigg’s Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions provides just such a foundation. Building on the 1983 first edition of the work, which was widely used as a textbook in advanced graduate courses, the new iteration achieves a new level of excellence and completeness that will make it a valued resource for graduate students and researchers.
… Quigg’s book stands out for being clear and thorough while avoiding the heavy use of technical details that could obscure the basic physics. …
Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions will, for many years, remain as a standard textbook in particle theory. I highly recommend it for a two-semester advanced graduate course in particle physics and as a valuable addition to the collection of every particle physicist.”

— Rabindra N. Mohapatra,  Physics Today 67 (6), 50 (2014).

“No home should be without it.”

Edward Tufte

Gauge Theories of the Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions is an indispensable reference for both advanced graduate students and experts in collider physics phenomenology. Quigg’s broad experience is seen in the clear and thorough exposition of the principles underlying the interactions of gauge fields and elementary particles. The book’s numerous examples will aid students in understanding technical details.”

— Sally Dawson, Brookhaven National Laboratory

“This textbook represents the author’s state-of-the-art knowledge of particle physics and the history of its modern formulation. Providing a clear picture of physical laws and new perspectives, the book is elegantly written and wonderfully engaging.”

— Christopher Tully, Princeton University

“This nearly perfect textbook will be valuable for advanced graduate students and researchers working in theoretical and experimental particle physics, and related fields such as cosmology and nuclear theory. With elegance and clarity, it sets a good example for other texts to follow. I salute the author for such a great piece of work.”

— Tao Han, University of Pittsburgh

“It is hard to find words to describe Quigg’s clean, high-quality work; as an author he is a virtuoso performer. He takes the reader through the Standard Model of particle physics to the first steps beyond it, showing the most important insights, describing open questions and proposing original literature and further reading. He has designed or collected many insightful figures that illustrate beautifully the intriguing properties of the Standard Model.”

— Johann Rafelski, CERN Courier 55 (3), 39 (April 2015)