Item description for At the Frontier of Particle Physics: Handbook of QCD Vol. 4 by M. Shifman...
This is the fourth and last volume of the invaluable publication At the Frontier of Particle Physics: Handbook of QCD. In this volume the reader will find three important sections. The first is devoted to QCD-based phenomenology. It covers issues deeply woven into the fabric of particle physics: weak interactions of light quarks (J Bijnens) and heavy quarkonium physics (A Hoang). The second section is a report on recent advances in the understanding of confinement in three dimensions in the GeorgiGlashow model (I Kogan and A Kovner). The third section deals with lattice QCD (A Kronfeld) and loop equations (A Dubin and Yu Makeenko).
The five reviews in Volume 4, together with the 33 reviews in Volumes 13, constitute a full encyclopedia, covering all aspects of quantum chromodynamics as we know it today. The articles have been written by recognized experts in this field. Combining features of a handbook and a textbook, this is the most comprehensive source of information on the current status of QCD. It is intended for students as well as physicists both theorists and experimentalists.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2002
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812380280 ISBN13 9789812380289
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More About M. Shifman
Mikhail Shifman is the Ida Cohen Fine Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota, and is one of the world leading experts on quantum chromodynamics and non-perturbative supersymmetry. In 1999 he received the Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, and in 2006 he was awarded the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize for outstanding contributions to physics. He is the author of several books, over 300 scientific publications, and a number of popular articles and articles on the history of high-energy physics.
M. Shifman was born in 1949 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Minnesota.
This book is an invaluable resource to anyone who wishes to gain an overview of the struggle to understand the strong nuclear force. This is a struggle taking place on several fronts, and so the strategy of asking those directly involved on those different fronts to describe their work gives a refreshing---and thorough---view QCD. The article on "Crossing the Border", which discusses attempts to understand nuclear physics from effective theories based on QCD is particularly stimulating, and beautifully written into the bargain.