The Second Workshop on Grand Unification

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor April 24–26, 1981

  • Jacques P. Leveille
  • Lawrence R. Sulak
  • David G. Unger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sheldon Lee Glashow
    Pages 1-10
  3. M. R. Krishnaswamy, M. G. K. Menon, N. K. Mondal, V. S. Narasimham, B. V. Sreekantan, N. Ito et al.
    Pages 11-21
  4. M. L. Cherry, T. Daily, K. Lande, C. K. Lee, E. Marshall, R. I. Steinberg et al.
    Pages 22-40
  5. G. Battistoni, E. Bellotti, G. Bologna, P. Campana, C. Castagnoli, V. Chiarella et al.
    Pages 55-69
  6. R. Barloutaud
    Pages 70-79
  7. C. B. Bratton, W. Gajewski, W. R. Kropp, J. Learned, F. Reines, J. Schultz et al.
    Pages 84-97
  8. John G. Learned
    Pages 125-130
  9. Paul Langacker
    Pages 131-150
  10. W. J. Marciano, A. Sirlin
    Pages 151-162
  11. M. Veltman
    Pages 179-184
  12. Stuart Raby
    Pages 185-194
  13. Christopher T. Hill
    Pages 258-264
  14. Marie Machacek
    Pages 265-271
  15. Mark Srednicki
    Pages 282-284
  16. Savas Dimopoulos, Howard Georgi
    Pages 285-296
  17. Steven Weinberg
    Pages 297-316
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book


Recently there has been rapid progress towards understanding the separate theories of the strong, weak and electromagnetic inter­ actions within the framework of the standard SU(3) x SU(2) x U(l) model. The purpose of the Second Workshop on Grand Unification was to discuss the physics beyond the standard model and the major topic was grand unified theories which unify the strong, weak and electromagnetic sectors. Grand unified theories are presently being used to calculate experimentally accessible quantities such as the proton lifetime and nucleon decay branching ratios. Meanwhile, experiments are currently being performed, and new, dedicated experiments mounted, to measure these quantities. Reports on these experimental and theoretical activities occupied much of the workshop. Furthermore, since grand unified theories allow one to extrapolate the behavior of the universe back to the first instants after the big bang, their cosmological implications and the constraints on these theories from cosmology were of great interest at the workshop. The conference opened with a keynote address by S. L. Glashow in which he discussed among other topics baryon minus lepton number conservation, neutrino masses and a neutrino-free universe. To maximize the interplay between theorists and experimentalists, theoretical and experimental talks were interleaved. An experimental highlight of the workshop was the presentation by S. Miyake of three candidate events for proton decay.


Big Bang Oscillation Pet behavior conservation cosmology electromagnetic lepton neutron nucleon particle physics physics stability symmetry water

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques P. Leveille
    • 1
  • Lawrence R. Sulak
    • 1
  • David G. Unger
    • 1
  1. 1.The Harrison M. Randall Laboratory of PhysicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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