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In search of the ultimate building blocks

Author: G 't Hooft
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
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This is a first-hand account of one of the most creative and exciting periods of discovery in the history of physics. From 1965 until 1990 theoreticians and experimentalists worked together to probe deeper and deeper into the basic structure of reality, moving closer and closer to an understanding of the ultimate building blocks from which everything in the universe is made. Gerard 't Hooft worked in the field
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hooft, G. 't.
In search of the ultimate building blocks.
Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96031468
(OCoLC)35043232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G 't Hooft
ISBN: 9781107266810 1107266815 9781107340855 1107340853 9781107263253 1107263255
OCLC Number: 856017200
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 191 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An apology; 1. The beginning of the journey to the small: cutting paper; 2. To molecules and atoms; 3. The magic mystery of the quanta; 4. Dazzling velocities; 5. The elementary particle zoo before 1970; 6. Life and death; 7. The crazy kaons; 8. The invisible quarks; 9. Fields or bootstraps?; 10. The Yang-Mills bonanza; 11. Superconducting empty space: the Higgs-Kibble machine; 12. Models; 13. Colouring in the strong forces; 14. The magnetic monopole; 15. Gypsy; 16. The brilliance of the standard model; 17. Anomalies; 18. Deceptive perfection; 19. Weighing neutrinos; 20. The great desert; 21. Technicolor; 22. Grand unification; 23. Supergravity; 24. Eleven dimensional space-time; 25. Attaching the super string; 26. Into the black hole; 27. Theories that do not yet exist ... ; 28. Dominance of the rule of the smallest.
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