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International Conference on Theoretical Physics : TH-2002, Paris, July 22-27, 2002

Author: Daniel Iagolnitzer; Vincent Rivasseau; Jean Zinn-Justin
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document : Conference publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats

Contains invited and received contributions to the International Conference on Theoretical Physics, TH-2002, held at the UNESCO building, Paris, from July 22 to 27, 2002. This book covers various  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Iagolnitzer; Vincent Rivasseau; Jean Zinn-Justin
ISBN: 3764324333 9783764324339 0817624333 9780817624330
OCLC Number: 53887601
Language Note: Prefatory matter in English and French.
Description: xxx, 984 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for disc: none given.
Contents: Special Plenary Lectures.- Rise of Complexity, 1953-2002.- The Thematic Melodies of Twentieth Century Theoretical Physics.- Theme 1 Beyond the Standard Model.- Probing Physics at the Planck Scale.- Tachyons in String Theory.- Neutrino Masses as a Probe of Grand Unification.- Addressing Challenges of Quantum Gravity Through Quantum Geometry: Black holes and Big-bang.- CP Violation and the CKM Matrix.- Supercoset CFT's for String Theories on Non-compact Special Holonomy Manifolds.- Kaon Decays and the Flavour Problem.- Strings in flat space and plane waves from N.= 4 Super Yang Mills.- Solution of N =2 Theories via Instanton Counting.- Topological Effects in Matrix Models Representing Lattice Gauge Theories at Large N.- Aspects Of String Motion in Time-Dependent Backgrounds.- Boundaries, Defects and Frobenius Algebras.- Surprises with Angular Momentum.- Theme 2 QCD, Hadron Dynamics, etc...- Lattice QCD - from Quark Confinement to Asymptotic Freedom.- QCD and Natural Philosophy.- RHIC and High Energy Density Matte.- Generalized Parton Distributions and Generalized Distribution Amplitudes: New Tools for Hadronic Physics.- Progress in Study of Renormalization of Theories with Nontrivial Internal Symmetry.- Approaching the Final State in Perturbative QCD.- Theme 3 Astrophysics and Cosmology.- The Cosmic Microwave Background.- String Cosmology and Chaos.- Solar Neutrino Production.- Quantum Fields on dS and AdS.- The New Cosmology: Mid-term Report Card for Inflation.- Tests of Gravity on Astrophysical Scales and Variation of the Constants.- Theme 4 Statistical Physics.- Conformal Invariance in Percolation, Self-Avoiding Walks, and Related Problems.- First-Passage Problems in Spatially Extended Systems.- Passive Sliders on Growing Surface and (Anti-)Advection in Burger's Flows.- Conformal Spiral Multifractals.- Condensation Transitions in Nonequilibrium Systems.- How to Simulate Fluid Criticality: The simplest ionic model has Ising behavior but the proof is not so obvious!.- Infinite Volume Limit and Spontaneous Replica Symmetry Breaking in Mean Field Spin Glass Models.- Dimensional Reduction and Crossover to Mean-Field Behavior for Branched Polymers.- Polymer Transport in Random Potentials and the Genetic Code: The Waltz of Life.- Optimization and Physics: On the Satisfiability of Random Boolean Formulae.- Is There a Unified Theory of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics?.- Finite-Dimensional Spin Glasses: States, Excitations, and Interfaces.- The Functional Renormalization Group Treatment of Disordered Systems, a Review.- Theme 5 Condensed Matter Theory.- The Functional Renormalization Group Treatment of Disordered Systems, a Review.- Network Models for Chiral Symmetry Classes of Anderson Localization.- Many Body Physics: Unfinished Revolution.- Multi-Terminal Carbon Nanotube Networks.- Dynamical Response of Quasi 1D Mott Insulators.- Mesoscopic Fluctuations of Co-Tunneling and Kondo Effect in Quantum Dots.- Tunneling Between Parallel Quantum Wires.- Field theories of paramagnetic Mott insulators.- Theme 6 Soft Matter and Biology.- Arrest and Flow of Colloidal Glasses.- Decoding the Genome.- Physical Basis of Interference Effects in Hearing.- Active Behaviors in Living Cells.- Soap Froths and Crystal Structures.- Sliding Phases: From DNA-lipid Complexes to Smectic Metals.- Theme 7 Dynamical Systems and Quantum Chaos.- Chaos in the Solar System.- Orbit Bifurcations and Quantum Fluctuation Statistics.- Nondeterministic Dynamics and Turbulent Transport.- Prime Correlations and Fluctuations.- Statistical Mechanics of Many Interacting Point Masses in Spherical Geometry.- Theme 8 Theoretical Quantum Mechanics.- Quantum Information Processing with Quantum Optics.- Exact Reformulation of the Bosonic Many-Body Problem in Terms of Stochastic Wave Functions: an Elementary Derivation.- Phase Fluctuations and Coherence of an Almost Ideal Condensate.- Extracting Entropy from Quantum Computers.- Theme 9 Random Matrices and Applications.- Applications of Ideas from Random Matrix Theory to Step Distributions on "Misoriented" Surfaces.- Integrable Flows inc =1 String Theory.- New Applications of Non-Hermitian Random Matrices.- Theme 10 General Formalism and Mathematical Methods.- Thermal Aspects in Quantum Field Theory.- Noncommutative Gravity.- Half-Space Large Size Discrete Velocity Models.- Lattice Chiral Symmetry, CP-Violation and Majorana Fermions.- Observations on Noncommuting Coordinates and on Fields Depending on them.- Functional Renormalization Group for Interacting Fermi Systems.- Aperiodic Order and Quasicrystals: Spectral Properties.- Theme 11 Interdisciplinary and Miscellaneous Topics.- Fermi-Point Universality Class: Emerging Relativistic Quantum Fields & Gravity.- Epidemic Thresholds on Scale-Free Graphs: the Interplay between Exponent and Preferential Choice.- Special Session Theoretical Physics in Developing Countries The First Regional Center for Mathematical Sciences.- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.- Author Index.
Other Titles: TH-2002
Responsibility: Daniel Iagolnitzer, Vincent Rivasseau, Jean Zinn-Justin, editors.
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