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Symmetry & modern physics : Yang Retirement Symposium : State University of New York, Stony Brook, 21-22 May 1999 / edited by A. Goldhaber [and others].

Contributor(s): Goldhaber, Alfred S | Yang, Chen Ning, 1922- | Symmetries and Reflections (1999 : State University of New York at Stony Brook)Material type: TextTextPublication details: River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2003. Description: 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789812795083; 9812795081; 9789812385635; 9812385630; 1281935514; 9781281935519; 9786611935511; 6611935517Other title: Symmetry and modern physics | Yang Retirement SymposiumSubject(s): Yang, Chen Ning, 1922- | Yang, Chen Ning, 1922- | Symmetry (Physics) -- Congresses | Physics -- Congresses | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Nuclear | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Atomic & Molecular | Physics | Symmetry (Physics)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Symmetry & modern physics.DDC classification: 539.725 LOC classification: QC174.17.S9 | S994 2003ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
A conservative revolutionary / F. Dyson -- Renormalization of gauge theories and master equation / J. Zinn-Justin -- High Tc superconductivity : symmetries and reflections / S.-C. Zhang -- When atoms behave as waves : Bose-Einstein condensation and the atom laser / W. Ketterle -- A theory of gamma-ray bursts / G.E. Brown [and others] -- Reconsideration of a question posed by Frank Yang at the 1973 Bonn Conference / M. Veltman -- Direct T-violation measurements and T-odd effects in decay experiments / L. Alvarez-Gaumé [and others] -- Geometry motivated by physics / S.-T. Yau -- Bethe's Ansatz : now & then / B. Sutherland -- The microscopic world unveiled by electron waves / A. Tonomura -- Possibilities for spin physics at high energy / E.D. Courant -- Research and development towards X-ray free electron lasers / L.H. Yu -- Remarks on Yang-Mills theory / T.T. Wu -- The hidden information in the standard model / G. 't Hooft -- The [symbol] puzzle revisited / M. Goldhaber -- Remarks for ITP presentation, C.N. Yang Symposium / G. Sterman.
Summary: C.N. Yang, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th Century, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, jointly with T.D. Lee, for their investigation of the relationship (parity symmetry) between left- and right-handed states, leading to a discovery that astounded the world of physics - the nonconservation of parity by elementary particles and their reactions. With R.L. Mills, he created the concept of non-abelian gauge theories, the foundation of the modern description of elementary particles and forces. Professor Yang has worked on a wide range of subjects in physics, but his abiding interests have been symmetry principles, particle physics, and statistical mechanics. In 1999, a symposium was held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to mark the retirement of C.N. Yang as Einstein Professor and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, and to celebrate his many achievements. A noteworthy selection of the papers presented at the symposium appears in this invaluable volume in honor of Professor Yang.
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"Scientific and related works of Chen Ning Yang": pages 239-291.

Includes bibliographical references.

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A conservative revolutionary / F. Dyson -- Renormalization of gauge theories and master equation / J. Zinn-Justin -- High Tc superconductivity : symmetries and reflections / S.-C. Zhang -- When atoms behave as waves : Bose-Einstein condensation and the atom laser / W. Ketterle -- A theory of gamma-ray bursts / G.E. Brown [and others] -- Reconsideration of a question posed by Frank Yang at the 1973 Bonn Conference / M. Veltman -- Direct T-violation measurements and T-odd effects in decay experiments / L. Alvarez-Gaumé [and others] -- Geometry motivated by physics / S.-T. Yau -- Bethe's Ansatz : now & then / B. Sutherland -- The microscopic world unveiled by electron waves / A. Tonomura -- Possibilities for spin physics at high energy / E.D. Courant -- Research and development towards X-ray free electron lasers / L.H. Yu -- Remarks on Yang-Mills theory / T.T. Wu -- The hidden information in the standard model / G. 't Hooft -- The [symbol] puzzle revisited / M. Goldhaber -- Remarks for ITP presentation, C.N. Yang Symposium / G. Sterman.

C.N. Yang, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th Century, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, jointly with T.D. Lee, for their investigation of the relationship (parity symmetry) between left- and right-handed states, leading to a discovery that astounded the world of physics - the nonconservation of parity by elementary particles and their reactions. With R.L. Mills, he created the concept of non-abelian gauge theories, the foundation of the modern description of elementary particles and forces. Professor Yang has worked on a wide range of subjects in physics, but his abiding interests have been symmetry principles, particle physics, and statistical mechanics. In 1999, a symposium was held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to mark the retirement of C.N. Yang as Einstein Professor and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, and to celebrate his many achievements. A noteworthy selection of the papers presented at the symposium appears in this invaluable volume in honor of Professor Yang.

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