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High-Energy Physics and Cosmology

Celebrating the Impact of 25 Years of Coral Gables Conferences

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
  • Stephan L. Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Launching of the Coral Gables Conferences on High Energy Physics and Cosmology

  3. Neutrino Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. F. Vannucci
      Pages 21-26
    3. S. L. Mintz, G. M. Gerstner, M. A. Barnett, M. Pourkaviani
      Pages 35-55
  4. Progress on New and Old Ideas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. D. B. Lichtenberg
      Pages 59-65
    3. Paul H. Frampton
      Pages 67-78
    4. V. Alan Kostelecký
      Pages 79-84
    5. R. Arnowitt, Pran Nath
      Pages 95-103
  5. Round Trip Between Cosmology and Elementary Particles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Behram N. Kursunoglu
      Pages 129-132
    3. Eugene T. Herrin, Vigdor L. Teplitz
      Pages 145-151
  6. Gauge Symmetries, Gravity and Strings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153

About this book


The 25'" Coral Gables Conference was the culmination of the series that was begun in 1964. The conferences evolved under the titles that in~lude: Symmetry Principles at High Energy; Fundamental Interactions; Orbis Scientiae; and, occasionally, Unified Symmetry in the Small and in the Large. There was a pause after the 2()1h meeting in 1983 which was dedicated to P. A. M. Dirac. The conferences were resumed in 1993. Some of the reminiscences involved the absence of great minds who attended these meetings in the past and who were no longer with us. The list includes, just to name a few: Julian Schwinger, Robert Oppenheimer, Lars Onsager, Robert Hofstater, Abdus Salam, Richard Feynman, Stanislov Ulam, P. A. M. Dirac, Lord C. P. Snow, Eugene P. Wigner, Vladimir K. Zworykin, and Dixie Lee Ray. Most of these people were among the architects of modern physics and had participated in many of the early Coral Gables Conferences. We miss them. These conferences have contributed to the progress in high energy physics and cosmology. This year, again, papers were presented on familiar topics, such as neutrino masses, age and total mass of the universe, on the nature of dark matter, and on supersymmetry. The latter has now become a perennial issue. Like the weather, we all talk about it, but, so far cannot do anything to affect it. Another favorite subject was so-called monopoles, which theoretically participate in phenomena like condensation, confinement of electric charge, confinement of monopoles themselves, etc.


Confinement Cosmology Dark matter High-Energy Physics Neutrino Universe hadron

Editors and affiliations

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
    • 1
  • Stephan L. 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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