These experiments confirmed the existence of up and down quarks, and by extension, strange quarks, as they were required to explain the Eightfold Way.
While the quark model explained the Eightfold Way, no direct evidence of the existence of quarks was found until 1968 at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Murray Gell-Mann's SU(3) model (sometimes called the Eightfold Way) predicted this hyperon's existence, mass and that it will only undergo weak decay processes.
Physicist Yuval Ne'eman had independently developed a scheme similar to the Eightfold Way in the same year.
In the 1950s and 1960s, the pseudoscalar mesons began to proliferate, and were eventually organized into a multiplet according to Murray Gell-Mann's so-called "Eightfold Way".
Eightfold Way may refer to:
Eightfold Way (physics)
Gell-Mann referred to the scheme as the Eightfold Way, because of the octets of particles in the classification.
The Eightfold Way may be understood in modern terms as a consequence of flavor symmetries between various kinds of quarks.
Here sat the Buddha, contemplating the Eightfold Way; there the Trimenagists Shifting Triangle pulsed and glowed, beckoning.