Symmetry and Fundamental Physics Tom Kibble at 80

Author: Jerome Gauntlett
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814583077
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Science

Tom Kibble is an inspirational theoretical physicist who has made profound contributions to our understanding of the physical world. To celebrate his 80th birthday a one-day symposium was held on March 13, 2013 at the Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London. This important volume is a compilation of papers based on the presentations that were given at the symposium. The symposium profiled various aspects of Tom's long scientific career. The tenor of the meeting was set in the first talk given by Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who described Tom as “our guru and example”. He gave a modern overview of cosmological theories, including a discussion of Tom's pioneering work on how topological defects might have formed in the early universe during symmetry-breaking phase transitions. Wojciech Zurek of Los Alamos National Laboratory continued with this theme, surveying analogous processes within the context of condensed matter systems and explaining the Kibble–Zurek scaling phenomenon. The day's events were concluded by Jim Virdee of Imperial College, who summarized the epic and successful quest of finding the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. At the end of the talk, there was a standing ovation for Tom that lasted several minutes. In the evening, Steven Weinberg gave a keynote presentation to a capacity audience of 700 people. He talked eruditely on symmetry breaking and its role in elementary particle physics. At the banquet dinner, Frank Close of Oxford University concluded the banquet speeches by summarizing the significance of Tom's contributions to the creation of the Standard Model. Contents:Tom Kibble and the Early Universe as the Ultimate High Energy Experiment (Neil Turok)Universality of Phase Transition Dynamics: Topological Defects from Symmetry Breaking (Adolfo del Campo and Wojciech H Zurek)The Quest for the Higgs Boson at the LHC (Tejinder S Virdee)Tom Kibble: Breaking Ground and Breaking Symmetries (Steven Weinberg)Tom Kibble at 80: After Dinner Speech (Frank Close)Publication List — Tom W B Kibble Readership: Graduate students and researchers in particle physics, cosmology, high energy physics and astrophysics. Keywords:Tom Kibble;Higgs Boson;LHC;Symmetry-Breaking;Elementary Particle Physics;Cosmology;High Energy PhysicsReviews: “The overall structure of the volume is well-conceived as to capture and convey to a wide variety of audiences the fundamental long-range contributions given by Kibble. This book represents a precious cross-disciplinary reference for both specialists in different fields as well as for graduate students willing to get acquainted with the challenging ideas of contemporary theoretical physics.” Il Nuovo Saggiatore

Selected Papers of Abdus Salam

Author: A Ali
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814502368
Release Date: 1994-05-27
Genre: Science

This is a selection from over 250 papers published by Abdus Salam. Professor Salam has been Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London and Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, for which he was largely responsible for creating. He is one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979 for his work on the unification of electromagnetic and weak interactions. He is well known for his deep interest in the development of scientific research in the third world (to which ICTP is devoted) and has taken a leading part in setting up the Third World Academy. His research work has ranged widely over quantum field theory and all aspects of the theory of elementary particles and more recently into other fields, including high-temperature superconductivity and theoretical biology. The papers selected represent a cross section of his work covering the entire period of 50 years from his student days to the present. Contents:Quantum Field Theory and Dispersion RelationsSymmetries and Electroweak UnificationLepton-Hadron UnificationGravity, Supersymmetry and StringsCondensed Matter and Biology Readership: Physicists. keywords:Abdus Salam;Quantum Field Theory;Renormalization;Gauge Theory;Electroweak Theory;Gauge Unification;Particle Symmetries;Supergravity;String Theory;Baryon Conservation;Compactification “Abdus Salam's scientific work spans much of the history of particle physics, from early days of quantum field theory to the present. He contributed to what are now basic ideas about functional determinants, symmetries in physics, the construction of the standard model, superspace constructions of supersymmetric theories, and more. This collection contains many papers that are still fresh after the passing of time.” Edward Witten

CERN Courier

ISBN: MINN:31951P01179062R
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Nuclear energy

The Abdus Salam Memorial Meeting

Author: Ellis J
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814544412
Release Date: 1999-02-25

The Abdus Salam Memorial Meeting was held from the 19th to the 22nd of November, 1997 on the first anniversary of the death of Prof Abdus Salam, Nobel laureate and Founder-Director of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics. It was an opportunity for many of his colleagues and students to pay homage to him.This invaluable volume, comprising the papers presented at the meeting, reflects the long-lasting passion of Prof Salam for the theory of the fundamental forces. Most of the contributions are concerned with recent developments in the theory of superstrings, including duality, D-branes and related topics.

Mathematical Physics 2000

Author: A Fokas
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9781783261710
Release Date: 2000-05-05
Genre: Science

Mathematical physics has made enormous strides over the past few decades, with the emergence of many new disciplines and with revolutionary advances in old disciplines. One of the especially interesting features is the link between developments in mathematical physics and in pure mathematics. Many of the exciting advances in mathematics owe their origin to mathematical physics — superstring theory, for example, has led to remarkable progress in geometry — while very pure mathematics, such as number theory, has found unexpected applications. The beginning of a new millennium is an appropriate time to survey the present state of the field and look forward to likely advances in the future. In this book, leading experts give personal views on their subjects and on the wider field of mathematical physics. The topics covered range widely over the whole field, from quantum field theory to turbulence, from the classical three-body problem to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Contents: Modern Mathematical Physics: What It Should Be (L D Faddeev)New Applications of the Chiral Anomaly (J Fröhlich & B Pedrini)Fluctuations and Entropy Driven Space–Time Intermittency in Navier–Stokes Fluids (G Gallavotti)Superstrings and the Unification of the Physical Forces (M B Green)Questions in Quantum Physics: A Personal View (R Haag)What Good are Quantum Field Theory Infinities? (R Jackiw)Constructive Quantum Field Theory (A Jaffe)Fourier's Law: A Challenge to Theorists (F Bonetto et al.)The “Corpuscular” Structure of the Spectra of Operators Describing Large Systems (R A Minlos)Vortex- and Magneto-Dynamics — A Topological Perspective (H K Moffatt)Gauge Theory: The Gentle Revolution (L O'Raifeartaigh)Random Matrices as Paradigm (L Pastur)Wavefunction Collapse as a Real Gravitational Effect (R Penrose)Schrödinger Operators in the Twenty-First Century (B Simon)The Classical Three-Body Problem — Where is Abstract Mathematics, Physical Intuition, Computational Physics Most Powerful? (H A Posch & W Thirring)Infinite Particle Systems and Their Scaling Limits (S R S Varadhan)Supersymmetry: A Personal View (B Zumino) Readership: Mathematicians and physicists. Keywords:London (GB);Proceedings;Congress;Mathematical Physics

Differentialgeometrie Topologie und Physik

Author: Mikio Nakahara
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662453001
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Science

Differentialgeometrie und Topologie sind wichtige Werkzeuge für die Theoretische Physik. Insbesondere finden sie Anwendung in den Gebieten der Astrophysik, der Teilchen- und Festkörperphysik. Das vorliegende beliebte Buch, das nun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt wurde, ist eine ideale Einführung für Masterstudenten und Forscher im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. - Im ersten Kapitel bietet das Buch einen Überblick über die Pfadintegralmethode und Eichtheorien. - Kapitel 2 beschäftigt sich mit den mathematischen Grundlagen von Abbildungen, Vektorräumen und der Topologie. - Die folgenden Kapitel beschäftigen sich mit fortgeschritteneren Konzepten der Geometrie und Topologie und diskutieren auch deren Anwendungen im Bereich der Flüssigkristalle, bei suprafluidem Helium, in der ART und der bosonischen Stringtheorie. - Daran anschließend findet eine Zusammenführung von Geometrie und Topologie statt: es geht um Faserbündel, characteristische Klassen und Indextheoreme (u.a. in Anwendung auf die supersymmetrische Quantenmechanik). - Die letzten beiden Kapitel widmen sich der spannendsten Anwendung von Geometrie und Topologie in der modernen Physik, nämlich den Eichfeldtheorien und der Analyse der Polakov'schen bosonischen Stringtheorie aus einer gemetrischen Perspektive. Mikio Nakahara studierte an der Universität Kyoto und am King’s in London Physik sowie klassische und Quantengravitationstheorie. Heute ist er Physikprofessor an der Kinki-Universität in Osaka (Japan), wo er u. a. über topologische Quantencomputer forscht. Diese Buch entstand aus einer Vorlesung, die er während Forschungsaufenthalten an der University of Sussex und an der Helsinki University of Sussex gehalten hat.

Symmetrien der Natur

Author: Klaus Mainzer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110853650
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik

Author: John von Neumann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642614095
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Mathematics

Aus dem Geleitwort von R. Haag: "Es bleibt die Faszination eines großen Wurfs und großen Ideenreichtums."

Grundkurs Theoretische Physik 4

Author: Wolfgang Nolting
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662099735
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Science

Der beliebte Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in sieben Bänden alle für das Diplom maßgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt gut durchdacht das im jeweiligen Semester nötige theoretische-physikalische Rüstzeug. Zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffes.

Wir alle sind Sternenstaub

Author: Stefan Klein
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104032023
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: Science

Brauchen wir einen Glauben? Sind Gene unser Schicksal? Woher kommt der Mensch? Für das ZEIT-Magazin führt Bestsellerautor Stefan Klein regelmäßig Gespräche mit weltweit führenden Wissenschaftlern zu den großen Themen, die uns alle bewegen: Liebe, Erinnerung, Gerechtigkeit, Empathie. Die durchweg spannenden und glänzend geführten Unterhaltungen versetzen uns an die vorderste Front der Forschung – und zeigen die derzeit klügsten Köpfe nicht zuletzt auch als Menschen mit den gleichen Fragen wie wir alle.


Author: Manjit Kumar
ISBN: 3827010195
Release Date: 2011