© 1995

Unified Symmetry

In the Small and in the Large

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
  • Stephen Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Unified General Relativity and Quantum Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Behram N. Kursunoglu
      Pages 3-30
    3. R. P. Woodard
      Pages 31-49
  3. The Very Early Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Manuel Barriola
      Pages 53-60
    3. Edward W. Kolb, Mark Abney, Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R. Liddle, James E. Lidsey
      Pages 61-73
    4. Katherine Freese, Janna Levin
      Pages 75-94
    5. Edward W. Kolb, Igor I. Tkachev
      Pages 95-112
  4. Progress in New and Old Ideas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. E. C. G. Sudarshan
      Pages 129-134
    3. M. J. Duff, J. Rahmfeld
      Pages 145-154
    4. M. Cvetič
      Pages 155-163
  5. Aspects of Particle Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Lazarus G. Ratner
      Pages 167-174
    3. S. L. Mintz, M. Pourkaviani
      Pages 175-184
  6. Further Inspirations from the Electroweak Theory, Supersymmetry, Supergravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. V. Barger, M. S. Berger, P. Ohmann
      Pages 187-204

About this book


The twenty-second Coral Gables conference "UNIFIED SYMMETRY: In the Small and In the Large" continued with the efforts to unify the small and the large. The information gathered with the Huble telescope has in part, in the absence of the SCC , provided a basis for the physicists to unify cosmology and elementary particle physics. The congressional cancellation of the biggest experimental project on the frontiers of physics should not be regarded as an insurmountable obstacle to progress in theoretical physics. The physicists' rise to prominence was mostly reached through their creation of the nuclear era. The post cold war era has somewhat reduced the political, military, and, in part, the social role of the physicist. Some in the administration and the Congress would like physicists to focus on the directly utilitarian aspects of science. Thus, some people do not realize that this regimentation of science would inhibit the creativity. The contributions of solid state physics research to the advancement of technology is the result of physics freely pursued independently of its applications. Modern Physics beginning with Newton's theory of gravity has enabled us to create the space age, to contribute to various technologies, and to impact on our technological modus vivendi.


Experiment Gravity Potential Relativity Universe general relativity quantum theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
    • 1
  • Stephen Mintz
    • 2
  • Arnold Perlmutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Foundation, Inc.Coral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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