Progress in Gauge Field Theory

  • G. ’t Hooft
  • A. Jaffe
  • H. Lehmann
  • P. K. Mitter
  • I. M. Singer
  • R. Stora

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Luis Alvarez-Gaumé
    Pages 1-22
  3. F. Alexander Bais
    Pages 23-50
  4. F. Alexander Bais
    Pages 51-78
  5. Tadeusz Balaban, John Imbrie, Arthur Jaffe
    Pages 79-103
  6. Bernd Berg
    Pages 105-154
  7. Krzysztof Gawedzki, Antti Kupiainen
    Pages 235-246
  8. M. Göckeler, H. Joos
    Pages 247-270
  9. Gerard ’t Hooft
    Pages 271-335
  10. C. Itzykson
    Pages 337-371
  11. C. P. Korthals Altes
    Pages 403-433
  12. Antti Kupiainen, K. Gawedzki
    Pages 435-449
  13. Gerhard Mack
    Pages 473-495
  14. Clifford Henry Taubes
    Pages 563-587
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 605-608

About this book


The importance of gauge theory for elementary particle physics is by now firmly established. Recent experiments have yielded convincing evidence for the existence of intermediate bosons, the carriers of the electroweak gauge force, as well as for the presence of gluons, the carriers of the strong gauge force, in hadronic inter­actions. For the gauge theory of strong interactions, however, a number of important theoretical problems remain to be definitely resolved. They include the quark confinement problem, the quantita­tive study of the hadron mass spectrum as well as the role of topology in quantum gauge field theory. These problems require for their solution the development and application of non-perturbative methods in quantum gauge field theory. These problems, and their non-perturbative analysis, formed the central interest of the 1983 Cargese summer institute on "Progress in Gauge Field Theory. " In this sense it was a natural sequel to the 1919 Cargese summer institute on "Recent Developments in Gauge Theories. " Lattice gauge theory provides a systematic framework for the investigation of non-perturbative quantum effects. Accordingly, a large number of lectures dealt with lattice gauge theory. Following a systematic introduction to the subject, the renormalization group method was developed both as a rigorous tool for fundamental questions, and in the block-spin formulation, the computations by Monte Carlo programs. A detailed analysis was presented of the problems encountered in computer simulations. Results obtained by this method on the mass spectrum were reviewed.


Lattice gauge theory Phase Renormalization group elementary particle field theory fields gauge theory gravitation hadron particle physics physics quantum field theory quark strong interaction topology

Editors and affiliations

  • G. ’t Hooft
    • 1
  • A. Jaffe
    • 2
  • H. Lehmann
    • 3
  • P. K. Mitter
    • 4
  • I. M. Singer
    • 5
  • R. Stora
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.University of HamburgHamburgFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.University of Paris VIParisFrance
  5. 5.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  6. 6.Laboratory of Particle PhysicsAnnecyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0282-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0280-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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