Gabriele Veneziano and Theoretical Physics: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 737
Gasperini, Maurizio, Maharana, Jnan (Eds.)
2008, XVIII, 974 p.
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This volume, dedicated to Prof. Gabriele Veneziano on the occasion of his retirement from CERN, starts as a broad historico-scientific study on the work on string theory and nonperturbative QCD that has been pioneered by Prof. Veneziano in the late 60s and early 70s. It goes on to examine the many ramifications this and similar early work has spawned over the past decades and the reader will find state-of-the art tutorial reviews on string cosmology, string dualities and symmetries, and much more.
The book includes a concise updated scientific biography of, and an interview with, Prof. Veneziano, in which he relates his personal views about the present and future of fundamental physics. This is followed by the commented draft of an unpublished paper of 1973 of his, anticipating interesting results which were rediscovered and published more than a decade later.
Overall, this volume is a vast and unique canvas where the re-examination of older and the presentation of newer results and insights are skillfully mixed with personal recollections of the contributing authors, most of them involved in the early days of string and quantum field theory, about Prof. Veneziano and the many interrelated topics considered.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » CERN - Cosmology - Gabriele Veneziano - Gravity - Theoretical physics - non-pertrubative QCD - quantum field theory - string theory
Related subjects » Particle and Nuclear Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics
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