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Frontiers of Physics

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

in The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Despite the overwhelming successes of modern physics, there are questions that remain to be answered and these are considered in the final chapter. The interpretation of quantum mechanics is ... More


Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Steven E. Vigdor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book provides a nonmathematical survey of the past half-century of research in particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology bearing on the physical conditions that allow our universe to ... More


Thank Heaven for Little Flaws

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 1 introduces central themes of the book by dealing with the importance of symmetry principles in physics and of small symmetry violations (or “flaws”) in establishing conditions for life. It ... More


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