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Physics and our world : reissue of the proceedings of a Symposium in honor of Victor F. Weisskopf / editor, Kerson Huang.

Publication:
Singapore ; Hackensack, New Jersey : World Scientific Publishing Company, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (186 p.)
Subjects:
Physics -- Congresses.
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
As the proceedings of a symposium in honor of Victor Weisskopf at MIT, this volume contains papers by leaders of physics at the time, including M Delbrück, M Gell-Mann, H Bethe, T D Lee, B R Mottelson, W K H Panofsky, E Purcell, J Schwinger, S M Ulam, and others. Some papers address problems in the philosophy of physics, and physics and society, that are timeless in nature. But the symposium had a historical significance, in that it took place at a historic juncture of particle physics - the emergence of the Standard Model owing to experiments that point to the existence of quarks. Some of the
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Introductory Remarks; 2 The Energy Problem; 3 Model-Free Views of Deep Inelastic Scattering; 4 Life at Low Reynolds Number; 5 A Possible New Form of Matter at High Density; 1. Vacuum; 1.1. Missing symmetry; 1.2. Physics at small distances vs. physics at large distances; 2. Vacuum Excitation; 2.1. Constant source; 2.2. Matter source; 3. Abnormal Nuclear States; 4. Production and Detection; 5. Remarks; 6 The World As Quarks, Leptons and Bosons; 7 What Angular Momentum Can Do to the Nucleus; 8 Physics for Mathematicians
9 How Aristotle Discovered DNA10 Is Negotiated Arms Control Possible?; 11 The Third Culture; 1. Introduction; 2. Evolution; 3. The Evolution of Knowledge; 4. Unevenness-Esotericism; 5. A New Direction for Science
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF (ebrary, viewed December 30, 2013).
Contributor:
Huang, Kerson.
ISBN:
981-4434-97-3
OCLC:
864743780
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