Item description for Symmetry and Modern Physics: Yang Retirement Symposium State University of New York, Stony Brook 21 - 22 May 1999 by Alfred S. Goldhaber...
C N Yang, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th Century, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, jointly with T D Lee, for their investigation of the relationship (parity symmetry) between left- and right-handed states, leading to a discovery that astounded the world of physics the nonconservation of parity by elementary particles and their reactions. With R L Mills, he created the concept of non-abelian gauge theories, the foundation of the modern description of elementary particles and forces. Professor Yang has worked on a wide range of subjects in physics, but his abiding interests have been symmetry principles, particle physics, and statistical mechanics.
In 1999, a symposium was held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to mark the retirement of C N Yang as Einstein Professor and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, and to celebrate his many achievements. A noteworthy selection of the papers presented at the symposium appears in this invaluable volume in honor of Professor Yang.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812385037 ISBN13 9789812385031