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The Problems of Physics

Anthony Leggett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211241
eISBN:
9780191706837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211241.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Is the universe infinite, or does it have an edge beyond which there is, quite literally, nothing? Do we live in the only possible universe? Why does it have one time and three space dimensions — or ... More


A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Gian Francesco Giudice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

It is at this very moment that the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is about to begin, and yet its precise aims are rather poorly understood by the general public. This book provides ... More


Introduction

GÜNTHER DISSERTORI, IAN G. KNOWLES, and MICHAEL SCHMELLING

in Quantum Chromodynamics: High Energy Experiments and Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566419
eISBN:
9780191708060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566419.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This introductory chapter sets the stage for particle physics. It discusses fundamental fields and interactions and puts these into perspective.


THE LINK TO THEORY

M. S. Sozzi

in Discrete Symmetries and CP Violation: From Experiment to Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296668
eISBN:
9780191712074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296668.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a brief description of the way CP violation is accommodated in the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Some SM predictions for CP-violating observables are mentioned, and ... More


Models of Strongly Interacting Quantum Matter

Hans-Peter Eckle

in Models of Quantum Matter: A First Course on Integrability and the Bethe Ansatz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199678839
eISBN:
9780191878589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199678839.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter introduces a select number of models of strongly interacting quantum many-particle physics and examines their basic properties. These models represent Bosonic and Fermionic systems as ... More


Quantum Many-Particle Systems and Second Quantization

Hans-Peter Eckle

in Models of Quantum Matter: A First Course on Integrability and the Bethe Ansatz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199678839
eISBN:
9780191878589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199678839.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Chapter 2 provides a review of pertinent aspects of the quantum mechanics of systems composed of many particles. It focuses on the foundations of quantum many-particle physics, the many-particle ... More


The Universe in a Helium Droplet

Grigory E. Volovik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199564842
eISBN:
9780191709906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564842.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

There are fundamental relations between three vast areas of physics: particle physics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. The fundamental links between the first two areas — in other words, ... More


Introduction: Gut and Anti-Gut

VOLOVIK GRIGORY E.

in The Universe in a Helium Droplet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199564842
eISBN:
9780191709906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564842.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book studies relations of condensed matter with particle physics and cosmology. The fundamental links between cosmology and particle physics have been well established and is widely exploited in ... More


Particle physics and cosmology

Pascal Pralavorio

in Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728856
eISBN:
9780191795794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728856.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines how it is possible to deduce consequences of particle physics for cosmology in light of the recent systematic exploration of the electroweak scale by experiments at the Large ... More


Relational Blockworld and Quantum Field Theory

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

in Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

A brief introduction to particle physics and quantum field theory (QFT) is presented in the main thread of chapter 5. The impasse of unification in particle physics is historically reviewed, showing ... More


Doodling toward a New “Theory”

in Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226422664
eISBN:
9780226422657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226422657.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1964, Jerry Finkelstein, a graduate student in Berkeley's physics department, summarized material culled from earlier course notes—courses that had covered several topics in ... More


INTRODUCTION TO SUPERSYMMETRY

John Terning

in Modern Supersymmetry: Dynamics and Duality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567639
eISBN:
9780191718243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567639.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the standard model (SM) of particle physics. It then discusses SUSY algebra, SUSY representations, extended SUSY, and the further extension of extended SUSY ... More


Particle Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

Hermann Kolanoski and Norbert Wermes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858362
eISBN:
9780191890710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858362.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors in their different forms as well as their applications, presenting the abundant material as clearly as possible and as deeply as needed for a ... More


Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Carlo Giunti and Chung W. Kim

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198508717
eISBN:
9780191708862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508717.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book deals with neutrino physics and astrophysics — a field in which some of the most exciting recent developments in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology took place. The book discusses ... More


Newtonianism, Reductionism and the Art of Congressional Testimony

Stephen Weinberg

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the philosophy of science as distinguished from a discussion about science itself. It attempts to show how the construction of a large new accelerator for elementary particle ... More


The Structure of Science, Part 1

Andrew Steane

in Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198824589
eISBN:
9780191863370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824589.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The first major theme of the book is introduced. This is that science does not present a ladder or tower of explanation, but a network of mutually interacting and informing ideas. The digital ... More


Quantum field theory: An effective theory

Jean Zinn-Justin

in From Random Walks to Random Matrices

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198787754
eISBN:
9780191829840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787754.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 8 discusses effective field theory. This concept is inspired by the theory of critical phenomena in statistical physics and based on renormalization group ideas. The basic idea behind ... More


Boisot and the God Particle

Marzio Nessi

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

In a very personal reflective essay, Marzio Nessi, the technical coordinator of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN, recounts Max Boisot’s work and interaction with the particle physics community at ... More


What Is Matter Made Of?

Pauline Gagnon

in Who Cares about Particle Physics?: Making Sense of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider and CERN

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783244
eISBN:
9780191826269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783244.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

What are the smallest grains of matter and how do they interact to form the matter we observe around us? This chapter explains how matter is built from a handful of tiny “bricks” called fundamental ... More


Unifying Particle Physics with the Cosmology of the Primordial Universe

José Bernabéu and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The dialogue with physicist José Bernabéu firstly looks into why discovery of the Higgs boson has a spiritual dimension and is a great starting point for new discovery. It then moves on to discuss ... More


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