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The Birth of Particle Physics - Laurie M. Brown

The Birth of Particle Physics

By: Laurie M. Brown (Editor), Lillian Hoddeson (Editor)

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Published: 2nd February 1987
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Editors Laurie Brown and Lillian Hoddeson have brought together a distinctive collection of essays, discussions, and personal descriptions of the evolution of particle physics based on the presentations and discussions at the May 1980 International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics, held at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. This collection focuses primarily on the development of cosmic-ray physics and quantum field theory in the 1930s and 1940s, before the advent of the great postwar accelerators, and draws on research conducted in the United States, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, and the USSR.

Introduction
The birth of elementary particle physics: 1930-1950 Laurie M. Brown and Lillian Hoddeson
Theoretical Underpinnings
The origin of quantum field theory Paul
Growing up with field theory: the development of quantum electrodynamics
The development of meson physics in Japan
Discoveries of Particles
The early stage of cosmic-ray particle research
Some reminiscences of the early days of cosmic rays
Unraveling the particle content of cosmic rays
The intriguing history of the Î1/4 meson
Some aspects of French physics in the 1930s
The scientific activities of Leprince-Ringuet and his group on cosmic rays: 1933-1953
The decay of 'mesotrons' (1939-1943): experimental particle physics in the age of innocence
Particle physics in the 1930s: a view from Berkeley
The observation of the leptronic nature of the 'mesotron' by
The period that led to the 1946 discovery of the leptronic nature of the 'mesotron'
On the discovery of the neutral kaons
Discussion and Commentary
First round-table discussion
Second round-table discussion
Some characteristic aspects of early elementary particle theory in Japan
A New Picture
My work in meso physics with nuclear emulsions Cesare
The fine structure of hydrogen
Renmormalization theory of quantum electrodynamics: an individual view
Two shakers of physics: memorial lecture for Sin-itiro
Particle physics in rapid transition: 1947-1952
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521338370
ISBN-10: 0521338379
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 2nd February 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.64