Evolution of Particle Physics

Evolution of Particle Physics

A Volume Dedicated to Eduardo Amaldi in his Sixtieth Birthday

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: M Conversi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153737

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Evolution of Particle Physics is concerned with the birth of particle physics and its maturation as a scientific field, with emphasis on advances in both theory and experiment. Topics covered include weak interactions and the breaking of hadron symmetries; the role of complexity in nature; symmetry principles in physics; and isobaric analog resonances in phenomenological nuclear spectroscopy. Adiabatic transformations as well as range and straggling of muons are also discussed. This book is comprised of 24 chapters and begins with a review of some of the most important discoveries in particle physics, along with the tools and techniques that made it possible. The reader is then introduced to symmetry breaking, paying particular attention to hadron symmetries and their connection to weak interactions. The following chapters explore channeling of ultrarelativistic charged particles in crystals; coherent scattering of high-energy hadrons by light nuclei; elementary particle physics and high-energy physics; and the design and use of large electron synchrotrons. This monograph will be of interest to particle physicists.

Table of Contents

  • Biographical Note



    Edoardo Amaldi et le CERN

    A Edoardo Amaldi

    To Edoardo Amaldi, on His Sixtieth Birthday

    Scientific Contributions

    Recent Developments in Particle Physics

    Weak Interactions and the Breaking of Hadron Symmetries

    The Role of Complexity in Nature

    Channeling of Ultrarelativistic Charged Particles in Crystals

    Experimental Work on Coherent Scattering of High-Energy Hadrons by Light Nuclei

    The Determination of the Axial Vector Coupling for Strangeness Non Changing Currents

    Old Problems and New Ideas in Elementary Particle Physics

    High Energy e+-e- Annihilation Into Hadrons

    New Frontiers of High-Energy Physics

    The K0-Ҡ0 System in p-p Annihilation at Rest

    Symmetry Principles in Physics

    The Design And Use of Large Electron Synchrotrons

    Breaking of The SU3xSU3 Symmetry in Hadronic Physics

    Structure of Matter Investigations by Thermal Neutrons in Rome

    Search for New Stable Particles

    The Isobaric Analog Resonances in Phenomenological Nuclear Spectroscopy

    The Crab Nebula. Ancient History and Recent Discoveries

    The KL—KS Mass Difference

    Suggestion for a More Precise Measurement of the η+- Phase

    An Amateur's View of Particle Physics

    Some Questions Concerning Adiabatic Transformations

    Range and Straggling of Muons

    The Basic SU3 Mixing: ω8⇆ω1

    List of Papers by Edoardo Amaldi

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  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153737

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