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Adventures In Theoretical Physics: Selected Papers With Commentaries (World Scientific Series In 20th Century Physics 37)

Adventures In Theoretical Physics: Selected Papers With Commentaries (World Scientific Series In 20th Century Physics 37)

By: Stephen L. Adler (editor)Hardback

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During the period 1964-1972, Stephen L Adler wrote seminal papers on high energy neutrino processes, current algebras, soft pion theorems, sum rules, and perturbation theory anomalies that helped lay the foundations for our current standard model of elementary particle physics. These papers are reprinted here together with detailed historical commentaries describing how they evolved, their relation to other work in the field, and their connection to recent literature. Later important work by Dr Adler on a wide range of topics in fundamental theory, phenomenology, and numerical methods, and their related historical background, is also covered in the commentaries and reprints.This book will be a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in the fields in which Dr Adler has worked, and for historians of science studying physics in the final third of the twentieth century, a period in which an enduring synthesis was achieved.

About Author

Stephen L Adler received his undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard, and his PhD degree in theoretical physics from Princeton. He has been a Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study since 1969. Dr Adler is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advanced of Science. He received the J J Sakurai Prize in particle theory, awarded by the American Physical Society, in 1988, and the Dirac Prize and Medal awarded by the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, in 1998.


Early Years, and Condensed Matter Physics; High Energy Neutrino Reactions, PCAC Relations, and Sum Rules; Anomalies: Chiral Anomalies and Their Nonrenormalization, Perturbative Corrections to Scaling, and Trace Anomalies to All Orders; Quantum Electrodynamics; Particle Phenomenology and Neutral Currents; Gravitation; Non-Abelian Monopoles, Confinement Models, and Chiral Symmetry Breaking; Overrelaxation for Monte Carlo and Other Algorithms; Quaternionic Quantum Mechanics, Trace Dynamics, and Emergent Quantum Theory; Where Next?.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812563705
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 760
  • ID: 9789812563705
  • ISBN10: 9812563709

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