Approaches to Fundamental Physics: An Assessment of Current by Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu, Erhard Seiler

By Ion-Olimpiu Stamatescu, Erhard Seiler

This publication offers contributions on particle conception, quantum box idea, normal relativity, quantum gravity, string idea and cosmology. those characterize the end result of diverse discussions, happening one of the authors over a interval of a number of years, in regards to the study panorama of present-day basic theoretical physics. certainly, the ensuing publication records their try out, out in their respective and hugely really good medical positions, to discover a manner of speaking approximately tools, achievements and offers of different methods which form the improvement of this box. it truly is as a result additionally an try and elucidate the connections among those ways, and current them now not as disjoint ventures yet relatively as aspects of a typical quest for figuring out. Readers attracted to basic ways of theoretical physics will locate this e-book hugely stimulating and enlightening.

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Approaches to Fundamental Physics: An Assessment of Current Theoretical Ideas

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If these predictions will be fulfilled, then the supersymmetric GUT will be the new standard model. Precision experiments could then indirectly explore the large desert from the TeV region to 1016 GeV. 6 Conclusion The standard model is apparently the adequate description of subnuclear physics up to scales of the order of several hundred GeV. In the framework of renormalized perturbative local quantum field theory it gives an excellent quantitative description of electromagnetic and weak interactions.

1 Strong Interactions If the renormalized gauge coupling constant of strong interactions, αs (μ), is small, perturbation theory can be used to calculate observable quantities. This happens if in a process at least one energy scale μ is large. A typical example of such a hard process is deep inelastic scattering. This is the reaction of highly energetic electrons and protons, where the large quantity is the momentum transfer of the electron to the hadron. It is schematically displayed in Fig. 2.

Org For Sect. 2: A great history of particle physics in the 20th century with an excellent bibliography (until 1985) is the book by Abraham Pais: Abraham Pais. Inward Bound. Clarendon press, Oxford, 1986. Interesting articles on the early history of particle physics and a chronological bibliography of the classical papers (until 1964) can be found in International Colloqium on the History of Physics. Journal de Physique, 43, Colloque C-8, 1982. 1930–1960. S. Schweber. QED and the Men who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga.

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