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Author Baer, Howard A
Title Proceedings Of The Dirac Centennial Symposium : Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, 6-7 December 2002
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2003
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- Howard Baer and Alexander Belyaev -- 1. Introduction Howard Baer -- References -- 2. Paul Dirac: Building Bridges of the Mind Laurie M. Brown -- 1. Sketch of Dirac's Early Life -- 2. Classical and Modern Physics -- 3. Quantum Statistics -- 4. The Bridge between Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics -- 5. The Bridge between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity -- 6. And Other Bridges -- Appendix. Some Other Important Work of Dirac -- References -- 3. From Reminiscences to Outlook Leopold Halpern -- References -- 4. My Father Monica Dirac -- 5. The Dirac Equation Rank Wilczek -- 7. Dirac's Problem and the Unity of Nature -- 8. The Early Payoff: Spin -- 9. The Dramatic Surprise: Antimatter -- 10. The Deepest Meanings: Quantum Field Theory -- 11. Aftermaths -- 11.1. QED and Magnetic Moments -- 11.2. QCD and the Theory of Matter -- 12. The Fertility of Reason -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 6. Anomalous Magnetic Moments William J. Marciano -- 13. The Dirac Equation and g = 2 -- 14. The Electron Anomalous Magnetic Moment -- 15. The Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment -- 16. Supersymmetry -- 17. Other "New Physics" Effects -- 18. Outlook -- References -- 7. Dirac's Footsteps and Supersymmetry Pierre Ramond -- 19. Dirac's equation -- 20. Divergences and Group Theory -- 21. Euler Triplets -- 22. Kostant Equation -- 23. A Zero Sum Game -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 8. P.A.M. Dirac and the Development of Modern General Relativity Stanley Deser -- References -- 9. Building Atomic Nuclei with the Dirac Equation Brian D. Serot -- 24. Introduction -- 25. Why Use Hadrons? -- 26. Why Use the Dirac Equation? -- 27. A Simple Model of Nuclear Matter -- 28. Mean-Field Theory for Nuclei -- 29. Modern Developments -- 30. Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 10. New Focus on Neutrinos Vernon Barger -- 31. Model Building
32. Neutrino Counting -- 33. Neutrino Mixing -- 34. Solar Neutrinos -- 35. Reactor Anti-neutrinos -- 36. Atmospheric Neutrinos -- 37. Absolute Neutrino Mass -- 38. Future Agenda -- 39. The Outlier: LSND -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 11. Dirac's Magnetic Monopoles (Again) Roman W. Jackiw -- References -- 12. Monopoles, Duality, and String Theory Joe Polchinski -- 40. Theory -- 41. The Necessity of Monopoles -- 41.1. Grand Unification -- 41.2. Kaluza-Klein Theory -- 41.3. U(1) Lattice Gauge Theory -- 41.4. The Kalb-Ramond Field -- 41.5. D-Branes -- 42. Conclusions -- 42.1. The Existence of Monopoles -- 42.2. Duality and Beauty -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 13. Time Variation of Fundamental Constants as a Probe of New Physics Paul Langacker -- 43. Introduction -- 44. Theoretical motivations -- 45. Search for varying -- 46. Correlations with s, h, v, GN -- 47. Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 14. Amending the Standard Model of Particle Physics Maurice Goldhaber -- Part 1 -- Rules -- Part 2 -- Conclusions suggested by the Rules -- Part 3 -- Attempts to Explain the Rules -- Acknowledgements -- References
Paul Adrian Maurice Dirac (1902–84) is one of the icons of modern physics. His work provided the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. He also made key contributions to quantum field theory and quantum statistical mechanics. He is perhaps best known for formulating the Dirac equation, a relativistic wave equation which described the properties of the electron, and also predicted the existence of anti-matter. He was awarded the Nobel prize in Physics in 1933 along with Erwin Schreodinger for his contributions to quantum theory. The Dirac Centennial Symposium held commemorated the contributions of Dirac to all areas of physics, and assessed their impact on frontier research. This invaluable book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium, containing articles by Leopold Halpern, Pierre Ramond, Frank Wilczek, Maurice Goldhaber, Jonathan Bagger, Joe Lykken, Roman Jackiw, Stanley Deser, Joe Polchinski, Andre Linde and others. A special contribution from Dirac's daughter Monica Dirac presents a portrait of Paul Dirac as father and family man. The proceedings have been selected for coverage in:. • Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)
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