Fritzsch, Harald 1943
Overview
Works:  115 works in 503 publications in 11 languages and 15,477 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works Interviews Trivia and miscellanea Conference papers and proceedings History Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator, Other, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee 
Classifications:  QC793.5.Q2522, 530.11 
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Most widely held works about
Harald Fritzsch
 Escape from Leipzig by Harald Fritzsch( )
 Quark flavor mixing and CP violation in the presence of a heavy top quark by Daniel J Karmgard( )
Most widely held works by
Harald Fritzsch
Elementary particles : building blocks of matter by
Harald Fritzsch(
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22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This highly readable book uncovers the mysteries of the physics of elementary particles for a broad audience. From the familiar notions of atoms and molecules to the complex ideas of the grand unification of all the basic forces, this book allows the interested lay public to appreciate the fascinating building blocks of matter that make up our universe. Beginning with a description of the quantum nature of atoms and particles, readers are introduced to the elementary constituents of atomic nuclei: quarks. The book goes on to consider all of the important ideas in particle physics: quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions, the gauge theories of the weak and electromagnetic interactions, as well as the problem of mass generation. To conclude the book, the ideas of grand unification are described, and finally, some applications to astrophysics are discussed.  Publisher
22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This highly readable book uncovers the mysteries of the physics of elementary particles for a broad audience. From the familiar notions of atoms and molecules to the complex ideas of the grand unification of all the basic forces, this book allows the interested lay public to appreciate the fascinating building blocks of matter that make up our universe. Beginning with a description of the quantum nature of atoms and particles, readers are introduced to the elementary constituents of atomic nuclei: quarks. The book goes on to consider all of the important ideas in particle physics: quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions, the gauge theories of the weak and electromagnetic interactions, as well as the problem of mass generation. To conclude the book, the ideas of grand unification are described, and finally, some applications to astrophysics are discussed.  Publisher
The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics by
Harald Fritzsch(
)
24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity  these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are they constant in time and across space? In this book, physicist and author Harald Fritzsch invites the reader to explore the mystery of the fundamental constants of physics in the company of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a modernday physicist. The conversation that the three scientists are imagined to have provides an entertaining introduction to the constants and covers topics ranging from atomic, nuclear, and particle physics to astrophysics and cosmology."pub. desc
24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity  these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are they constant in time and across space? In this book, physicist and author Harald Fritzsch invites the reader to explore the mystery of the fundamental constants of physics in the company of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a modernday physicist. The conversation that the three scientists are imagined to have provides an entertaining introduction to the constants and covers topics ranging from atomic, nuclear, and particle physics to astrophysics and cosmology."pub. desc
Murray GellMann : selected papers by
Murray GellMann(
)
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the gauge theory of color. These major publications and many others are collected in this volume, providing physicists with easy access to much of GellMann's work. Some of the articles are concerned with his recollections of the history of elementary particle physics in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Book Jacket
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Called quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the gauge theory of color. These major publications and many others are collected in this volume, providing physicists with easy access to much of GellMann's work. Some of the articles are concerned with his recollections of the history of elementary particle physics in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Book Jacket
An equation that changed the world : Newton, Einstein, and the theory of relativity by
Harald Fritzsch(
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52 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harald Fritzsch, writes a reviewer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, "seems to be an atypical case of a scientist who has a real interest in making the results of science known to nonscientists." His masterly work reveals the intellectual process of scientific discovery that leads from puzzlement to questions to answers and resolution, and, in turn, to new questions and consequences. Decoding Einstein's famous equation, E=mc[superscript 2], Fritzsch illuminates the concepts of space and time in classical mechanics and special relativity. He provides lucid accounts of an extraordinary range of phenomena  from subatomic particles to fusion energy to antimatter  and probes fundamental questions of cosmology. With minimal use of technical terminology or mathematical formulas, Fritzsch not only explains relativity but compels us to see its relevance for the human race and the survival of our planet
52 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harald Fritzsch, writes a reviewer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, "seems to be an atypical case of a scientist who has a real interest in making the results of science known to nonscientists." His masterly work reveals the intellectual process of scientific discovery that leads from puzzlement to questions to answers and resolution, and, in turn, to new questions and consequences. Decoding Einstein's famous equation, E=mc[superscript 2], Fritzsch illuminates the concepts of space and time in classical mechanics and special relativity. He provides lucid accounts of an extraordinary range of phenomena  from subatomic particles to fusion energy to antimatter  and probes fundamental questions of cosmology. With minimal use of technical terminology or mathematical formulas, Fritzsch not only explains relativity but compels us to see its relevance for the human race and the survival of our planet
Proceedings of the conference in honour of Murray GellMann's 80th birthday : quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum
cosmology and complexity : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2426 February 2010 by
Harald Fritzsch(
)
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Conference on Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity was held in honour of Professor Murray GellMann's 80th birthday in Singapore on 2426 February 2010. The conference paid tribute to Professor GellMann's great achievements in the elementary particle physics. This notable birthday volume contains the presentations made at the conference by many eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates C N Yang, G't Hooft and K Wilson. Other invited speakers include G Zweig, N Samios, M Karliner, G Karl, M Shifman, J Ellis, S Adler and A Zichichi
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Conference on Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity was held in honour of Professor Murray GellMann's 80th birthday in Singapore on 2426 February 2010. The conference paid tribute to Professor GellMann's great achievements in the elementary particle physics. This notable birthday volume contains the presentations made at the conference by many eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates C N Yang, G't Hooft and K Wilson. Other invited speakers include G Zweig, N Samios, M Karliner, G Karl, M Shifman, J Ellis, S Adler and A Zichichi
Quarks : the stuff of matter by
Harald Fritzsch(
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13 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a nontechnical introduction to particle physics, the subnuclear structure of the atom, and the research that led to the discovery of quarks  the basic components of matter
13 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and German and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a nontechnical introduction to particle physics, the subnuclear structure of the atom, and the research that led to the discovery of quarks  the basic components of matter
The creation of matter : the universe from beginning to end by
Harald Fritzsch(
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11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 years of quarks by
Murray GellMann(
)
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today it is known that the atomic nuclei are composed of smaller constituents, the quarks. A quark is always bound with two other quarks, forming a baryon or with an antiquark, forming a meson. The quark model was first postulated in 1964 by Murray GellMann  who coined the name "quark" from James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake  and by George Zweig, who then worked at CERN. In the present theory of strong interactions  Quantum Chromodynamics proposed by H Fritzsch and GellMann in 1972  the forces that bind the quarks together are due to the exchange of eight gluons. On the 50th anniversary of the quark model, this invaluable volume looks back at the developments and achievements in the elementary particle physics that eventuated from that beautiful model. Written by an international team of distinguished physicists, each of whom have made major developments in the field, the volume provides an essential overview of the present state to the academics and researchers.
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Today it is known that the atomic nuclei are composed of smaller constituents, the quarks. A quark is always bound with two other quarks, forming a baryon or with an antiquark, forming a meson. The quark model was first postulated in 1964 by Murray GellMann  who coined the name "quark" from James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake  and by George Zweig, who then worked at CERN. In the present theory of strong interactions  Quantum Chromodynamics proposed by H Fritzsch and GellMann in 1972  the forces that bind the quarks together are due to the exchange of eight gluons. On the 50th anniversary of the quark model, this invaluable volume looks back at the developments and achievements in the elementary particle physics that eventuated from that beautiful model. Written by an international team of distinguished physicists, each of whom have made major developments in the field, the volume provides an essential overview of the present state to the academics and researchers.
The curvature of spacetime : Newton, Einstein, and gravitation by
Harald Fritzsch(
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8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quarks : the stuff of matter by
Harald Fritzsch(
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48 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
48 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You are wrong, Mr. Einstein! : Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Feynman discussing quantum mechanics by
Harald Fritzsch(
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15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author brings together Newton and the three great physicists of the 20th century in an imaginary meeting. His "alter ego" Adrian Haller moderates the discussions. By means of questions and answers the whole cosmos of quantum physics is described in a simple way, easily understandable by nonphysicists. The beginnings of quantum theory and atomic physics as well as the importance of quantum physics for our daily life  these and many more topics are the subjects of the interesting and fascinating discussions
15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author brings together Newton and the three great physicists of the 20th century in an imaginary meeting. His "alter ego" Adrian Haller moderates the discussions. By means of questions and answers the whole cosmos of quantum physics is described in a simple way, easily understandable by nonphysicists. The beginnings of quantum theory and atomic physics as well as the importance of quantum physics for our daily life  these and many more topics are the subjects of the interesting and fascinating discussions
Quarks, leptons, and beyond by
Harald Fritzsch(
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20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ASI Quarks, Leptons and Beyond, held in Munich from the 5th to the 16th of September 1983 was dedicated to the study of what we now believe are the fundamental building blocks of nature: quarks and leptons. The subject was approached on two levels. On the one hand, a thorough discussion was given of the status of our knowledge of quarks and leptons and their interactions, both from an experi mental and a theoretical standpoint. On the other hand, open problems presented by the so called standard model of quark and lepton interact ions were explored along various ways that lead one beyond this frame work. One of the principal predictions of the standard model is that weak interactions are mediated by heavy Wand Z vector bosons. These particles were discovered in 1983 at CERN and their relevant proper ties were discussed at the ASI by C. Rubbia. Further theoretical predictions concerning these Z and W bosons, yet to be checked by future experimentation, were discussed by G. Altarelli with a view of seeing where the standard model might fail and new physics ensue. The strong interactions of quarks, based on Quantum Chromodynamics (QeD), are presumed to cause the quarks to bind into hadrons. Pro gress in attempts to calculate the observed hadronic spectrum, ab initio, starting from QCD and employing lattice methods were reviewed at the ASI by P. Hasenfratz
20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ASI Quarks, Leptons and Beyond, held in Munich from the 5th to the 16th of September 1983 was dedicated to the study of what we now believe are the fundamental building blocks of nature: quarks and leptons. The subject was approached on two levels. On the one hand, a thorough discussion was given of the status of our knowledge of quarks and leptons and their interactions, both from an experi mental and a theoretical standpoint. On the other hand, open problems presented by the so called standard model of quark and lepton interact ions were explored along various ways that lead one beyond this frame work. One of the principal predictions of the standard model is that weak interactions are mediated by heavy Wand Z vector bosons. These particles were discovered in 1983 at CERN and their relevant proper ties were discussed at the ASI by C. Rubbia. Further theoretical predictions concerning these Z and W bosons, yet to be checked by future experimentation, were discussed by G. Altarelli with a view of seeing where the standard model might fail and new physics ensue. The strong interactions of quarks, based on Quantum Chromodynamics (QeD), are presumed to cause the quarks to bind into hadrons. Pro gress in attempts to calculate the observed hadronic spectrum, ab initio, starting from QCD and employing lattice methods were reviewed at the ASI by P. Hasenfratz
Murray GellMann and the Physics of Quarks by
Harald Fritzsch(
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7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murray GellMann, Physics Nobel Prize Laureate in 1969 is known for his theoretical work on elementary particle physics and the introduction of quarks and together with H. Fritzsch the "Quantum Chromodynamics". Based on four sections the Editor gives an overview on the work of GellMann and his contributions to various aspects of the physics, related to quarks. His most important and influential papers were selected and reprinted so that the reader easily can check the original work of GellMann
7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murray GellMann, Physics Nobel Prize Laureate in 1969 is known for his theoretical work on elementary particle physics and the introduction of quarks and together with H. Fritzsch the "Quantum Chromodynamics". Based on four sections the Editor gives an overview on the work of GellMann and his contributions to various aspects of the physics, related to quarks. His most important and influential papers were selected and reprinted so that the reader easily can check the original work of GellMann
Microcosmos : the world of elementary particles : fictional discussions between Einstein, Newton, and GellMann by
Harald Fritzsch(
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8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Matter is composed of quarks and electrons. The forces between quarks are generated by exchanges of gluons and are so strong that they result in the confinement of quarks in atomic nuclei, whereas the forces between electrons and atomic nuclei are generated by exchanges of photons, and the forces between quarks and electrons (or any other leptons) are generated by exchanges of weak bosons. ..."Back cover
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Matter is composed of quarks and electrons. The forces between quarks are generated by exchanges of gluons and are so strong that they result in the confinement of quarks in atomic nuclei, whereas the forces between electrons and atomic nuclei are generated by exchanges of photons, and the forces between quarks and electrons (or any other leptons) are generated by exchanges of weak bosons. ..."Back cover
Vom Urknall zum Zerfall : die Welt zwischen Anfang und Ende by
Harald Fritzsch(
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21 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantenfeldtheorie : wie man beschreibt, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält by
Harald Fritzsch(
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5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die verbogene RaumZeit : Newton, Einstein und die Gravitation by
Harald Fritzsch(
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7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massive neutrinos : flavor mixing of leptons and neutrino oscillations by
Harald Fritzsch(
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11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations neutrino physics has become an interesting field of research in physics. They imply that neutrino must have a small mass and that the neutrinos, coupled to the charged leptons, are mixtures of the mass eigenstates, analogous to the flavor mixing of the quarks. The mixing angles for the quarks are small, but for the leptons two of the mixing angles are large. The masses of the three neutrinos must be very small, less than 1 eV, but from the oscillation experiments we only know the mass differences  the absolute masses are still unknown. Also we do not know, if the masses of the neutrinos are Dirac masses, as the masses of the charged leptons and of the quarks, or whether they are Majorana masses. In this volume, an overview of the present state of research in neutrino physics is given by wellknown experimentalists and theorists. The contents  originated from talks and discussions at a recent conference addressing some of the most pressing open questions in neutrino physics  range from the oscillation experiments to CPviolation for leptons, to texture zero mass matrices and to the role of neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology."
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations neutrino physics has become an interesting field of research in physics. They imply that neutrino must have a small mass and that the neutrinos, coupled to the charged leptons, are mixtures of the mass eigenstates, analogous to the flavor mixing of the quarks. The mixing angles for the quarks are small, but for the leptons two of the mixing angles are large. The masses of the three neutrinos must be very small, less than 1 eV, but from the oscillation experiments we only know the mass differences  the absolute masses are still unknown. Also we do not know, if the masses of the neutrinos are Dirac masses, as the masses of the charged leptons and of the quarks, or whether they are Majorana masses. In this volume, an overview of the present state of research in neutrino physics is given by wellknown experimentalists and theorists. The contents  originated from talks and discussions at a recent conference addressing some of the most pressing open questions in neutrino physics  range from the oscillation experiments to CPviolation for leptons, to texture zero mass matrices and to the role of neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology."
Quantum field theory by
Harald Fritzsch(
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7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The matter in our universe is composed of electrons and quarks. The dynamics of electrons and quarks is described by the Standard Model of particle physics, which is based on quantum field theories. The general framework of quantum field theories is described in this book. After the classical mechanics and the relativistic mechanics the details of classical scalar fields, of electrodynamics and of quantum mechanics are discussed. Then the quantization of scalar fields, of spinor fields and of vector fields is described. The basic interactions are described by gauge theories. These theories are discussed in detail, in particular the gauge theories of quantum electrodynamics (QED) and of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), based on the gauge group SU(3). In both theories the gauge bosons, the photon and the gluons, have no mass. The gauge theory of the electroweak interactions, based on the gauge group SU(2) x U(1), describes both the electromagnetic and the weak interactions. The weak force is generated by the exchange of the weak bosons. They have a large mass, and one believes that these masses are generated by a spontaneous breaking of the gauge symmetry. It might be that the strong and the electroweak interactions are unified at very high energies ("Grand Unification"). The gauge groups SU(3) and SU(2) x U(1) must be subgroups of a big gauge group, describing the Grand Unification. Two such theories are discussed, based on the gauge groups SU(5) and SO(10)."Publisher's website
7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The matter in our universe is composed of electrons and quarks. The dynamics of electrons and quarks is described by the Standard Model of particle physics, which is based on quantum field theories. The general framework of quantum field theories is described in this book. After the classical mechanics and the relativistic mechanics the details of classical scalar fields, of electrodynamics and of quantum mechanics are discussed. Then the quantization of scalar fields, of spinor fields and of vector fields is described. The basic interactions are described by gauge theories. These theories are discussed in detail, in particular the gauge theories of quantum electrodynamics (QED) and of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), based on the gauge group SU(3). In both theories the gauge bosons, the photon and the gluons, have no mass. The gauge theory of the electroweak interactions, based on the gauge group SU(2) x U(1), describes both the electromagnetic and the weak interactions. The weak force is generated by the exchange of the weak bosons. They have a large mass, and one believes that these masses are generated by a spontaneous breaking of the gauge symmetry. It might be that the strong and the electroweak interactions are unified at very high energies ("Grand Unification"). The gauge groups SU(3) and SU(2) x U(1) must be subgroups of a big gauge group, describing the Grand Unification. Two such theories are discussed, based on the gauge groups SU(5) and SO(10)."Publisher's website
Materie in Raum und Zeit : 18. bis 21. September 2004, Passau by Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte Versammlung(
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4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Frič, Harald 1943
Fritš, G.
Fritš, G. 1943
Fritzsch, H.
Fritzsch, H. 1943
Fritzsch, H. (Harald)
Fritzsch, H. (Harald), 1943
Fuliqi, Halaerde 1943
Furitchi, Hararudo 1943
Ha la er de Fu li qi 1943
HalaerdeFuliqi 1943
Harald Fritzsch deutscher theoretischer Physiker
Harald Fritzsch Duits natuurkundige
Harald Fritzsch físic alemany
Harald Fritzsch físico alemán
Harald Fritzsch German physicist
Harald Fritzsch physicien allemand
Harald Fritzsch professor académico alemão
Harald Fritzsch tysk professor
P'ŭrich'wi, Haralt'ŭ 1943
הרלד פריטש
הרלד פריטש פיזיקאי גרמני
프리쯔쉬, H. 1943
프리쯔쉬, 하랄드 1943
하랄드 프리쯔쉬 1943
フリッチ, H.
フリッチ, ハラルド
哈拉尔德·弗里奇
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