Theoretical particle physicists discuss the present status and, in particular, the latest developments in quantum field theory, in their broadest aspects. This volume contains the main lectures presented at the symposium and reflects the contemporary status of a line of development, one of whose initiators was Niels Bohr.

Table of Contents

Preface. Superstrings (L. Brink). The uses of quantum Liouville theory (A. Neveu). Effective Lagrangians in gauge theories (P. di Vecchia). The quest for unification (F. Englert). Vertex operators and non-abelian bosonization (T. Eguchi and K. Higashijima). Survey of random surface theory (J. Frhölich). The effective action for chiral fermions (L. Alvarez-Gaumé and S. Della Pietra). Simulating lattice gauge theory with fermions (J.B. Kogut). Pion-skyrmion scattering: collective coordinates at work (M.E. Peskin). Beyond quantum field theory (D. Gross). The inflationary universe (E.J. Weinberg). Hidden symmetries: New perspectives for d=11 supergravity (H. Nicolai). Quantum mechanical symmetry breaking (R. Jackiw). On infinite dimensional symmetry groups in physics (B. Julia). Renormalization group studies in QCD and beyond (P. Hasenfratz). Black holes and quantum mechanics (G. 't Hooft). Review of aspects on string theory (S. Mandelstam). The random dynamics project or from fundamental to human physics (H.B. Nielsen, D.L. Bennett and N. Brene). Electrons in a strong magnetic field (C. Itzykson). Author index. Subject index.


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