History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics

  • Harvey B. Newman
  • Thomas Ypsilantis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 352)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Session I

    1. Murray Gell-Mann
      Pages 1-7
    2. Steven Weinberg
      Pages 27-36
    3. Gerard’t Hooft
      Pages 37-53
    4. L. B. Okun
      Pages 67-74
  3. Session II

    1. David J. Gross
      Pages 75-99
    2. James G. Branson
      Pages 101-121
    3. A. De Rújula
      Pages 123-141
    4. Oreste Piccioni
      Pages 143-162
    5. R. H. Dalitz
      Pages 163-183
    6. Robert K. Adair
      Pages 185-197
  4. Session III

    1. Martin L. Perl
      Pages 277-302
    2. Samuel C. C. Ting
      Pages 303-327
    3. Gerson Goldhaber
      Pages 329-357
    4. Daniel M. Kaplan
      Pages 359-380
  5. Session IV

    1. Chien-Shiung Wu
      Pages 381-400
    2. F. Reines
      Pages 401-419
    3. V. L. Telegdi
      Pages 421-428
    4. R. Turlay
      Pages 429-443
    5. C. Jarlskog
      Pages 453-464
  6. Session V

    1. R. Orava
      Pages 489-497
    2. Alvin V. Tollestrup
      Pages 499-523
  7. Section VI

    1. Howard Georgi
      Pages 593-607
    2. Kenneth Lane
      Pages 609-621
    3. Savas Dimopoulos
      Pages 623-637
    4. Dmitrij V. Volkov
      Pages 663-675
    5. D. V. Nanopoulos
      Pages 677-693
    6. John H. Schwarz
      Pages 695-705
  8. Session VII

    1. N. P. Samios
      Pages 707-724
    2. Bernard Aubert
      Pages 743-755
  9. Session VIII

    1. David Goodstein, Judith Goodstein
      Pages 773-791
    2. C. W. Chu
      Pages 793-836
  10. Session IX

    1. Harvey B. Newman, Thomas Ypsilantis
      Pages 837-862
  11. Session X

About this book


The International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries, held at the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily, July 27-August 4, 1994, brought together sixty of the leading scientists including many Nobel Laureates in high energy physics, principal contributors in other fields of physics such as high Tc superconductivity, particle accelerators and detector instrumentation, and thirty-six talented younger physicists selected from candidates throughout the world. The scientific program, including 49 lectures and a discussion session on the "Status and Future Directions in High Energy Physics" was inspired by the conference theme: The key experimental discoveries and theoretical breakthroughs of the last 50 years, in particle physics and related fields, have led us to a powerful description of matter in terms of three quark and three lepton families and four fundamental interactions. The most recent generation of experiments at e+e- and proton-proton colliders, and corresponding advances in theoretical calculations, have given us remarkably precise determinations of the basic parameters of the electroweak and strong interactions. These developments, while showing the striking internal consistency of the Standard Model, have also sharpened our view of the many unanswered questions which remain for the next generation: the origin and pattern of particle masses and families, the unification of the interactions including gravity, and the relation between the laws of physics and the initial conditions of the universe.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Harvey B. Newman
    • 1
  • Thomas Ypsilantis
    • 2
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Collège de FranceParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8448-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1147-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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