Physics And Our World: Reissue Of The Proceedings Of A Symposium In Honor Of Victor F Weisskopf

Physics And Our World: Reissue Of The Proceedings Of A Symposium In Honor Of Victor F Weisskopf

Reissue of the Proceedings of a Symposium in Honor of Victor F Weisskopf

Kerson Huang

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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 papers reflect both the pre-quark and post-quark points of view. For these reasons, these proceedings merit reissue and reexamination.

Contents:
  • Introductory Remarks (James Killian)
  • The Energy Problem (Hans Bethe)
  • Model-Free Views of Deep Inelastic Scattering (Julian Schwinger)
  • Life at Low Reynolds Number (E M Purcell)
  • A Possible New Form of Matter at High Density (T D Lee)
  • The World as Quarks, Leptons and Bosons (Murray Gell-Mann)
  • What Angular Momentum Can Do to the Nucleus (Ben R Mottelson)
  • Physics for Mathematicians (S M Ulam)
  • How Aristotle Discovered DNA (Max Delbrück)
  • Is Negotiated Arms Control Possible? (W K H Panofsky)
  • The Third Culture (David Hawkins)

Readership: Academics, graduate students and people interested in particle and nuclear physics.


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