New recommended values of the fundamental physical constants (CODATA 2006)
The State Research Center of the Russian Federation ‘D.I. Mendeleyev All-Russian Institute for Metrology’, Moskovsky pr. 19, St. Petersburg, 190005, Russian Federation
Up-to-date data on the fundamental physical constants are briefly reviewed, as are the results of their combined analysis, namely, the new recommended values of the fundamental physical constants [Mohr P J, Taylor B N, Newell D B, “CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2006” Rev. Mod. Phys. 80 633 (2008)]. Following an approach presented previously (Usp. Fiz. Nauk 175 271 (2005) [Phys. Usp. 48 255 (2005)]), the author divides the data into blocks. The same block approach is used to discuss new theoretical and experimental results and their implications for the new recommended values of the constants. A comparison with the previous (1998 and 2002) sets of the recommended values of the constants is given.