This memorial volume on the work of Wolfgang Kummer brings together articles devoted to the history of high energy physics with detailed coverage on the scientific concepts and scientific institutions, in particular CERN - and the underlying physics involved. Covering recent advances and developments as well as giving a reminiscent overview in two rapidly evolving fields of high energy/particle physics, and gravitational physics, the commemorative volume contains more than 20 original invited paper contributions - which will appear for the first time in print - from eminent and renowned physicists who interacted and collaborated with Wolfgang Kummer, including Physics Nobel Laureate Jack Steinberger.Wolfgang Kummer was president of the CERN council from 1985 to 1987, among his numerous eminent academic and administrative positions which he held during his illustrious career. This volume also aims to demonstrate and highlight Wolfgang Kummer's significant contribution to the foundational work in gauge field theory, particle physics, and quantum gravity, and the tremendous impact leading to cutting-edge findings and advances at LHC.
Gauge Field Theory and Particle Physics: Distended Topologically Massive Electrodynamics (S Deser); Dynamical Spin (P G O Freund); Quantum Corrections to Solitons and BPS Saturation (P van Nieuwenhuizen et al.); Classical and Quantum Gravity: Canonical Analysis of Cosmological Topologically Massive Gravity at the Chiral Point (R Jackiw et al.); Order and Chaos in Two Dimensional Gravity (R Mann); When Time Emerges (W Thirring et al.); Wolfgang Kummer and the Physics Community: Wolfgang Kummer and the Little Lost Lane Boy (K Lane); Wolfgang Kummer at CERN (H Schopper); Mitigation of Fossil Fuel Consumption and Global Warming (J Steinberger); and other papers.