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The remainder of the book consists of twenty technical essays by a small galaxy of distinguished scientists: Steven Weinberg; Kenneth A. Johnson; Sidney Drell; ...
The remainder of the book consists of twenty technical essays by a small galaxy of distinguished scientists: Steven Weinberg; Kenneth A. Johnson; Sidney Drell; Geoffrey F. Chew; Mitchell J. Feigenbaum; Victor F. Weisskopf; Herman Feshbach; Carleton DeTar; John F. Donoghue; D. Danckaert, P. DeCausmaecker, R. Gastmans, W. Troost, and Tai Tsun Wu, writing jointly; Roman Jackiw; William I. Weisberger; Adrian Patrascioiu; Gino Segrè; So-Young Pi; Asim Yildiz; Jogesh C. Pati, Abdus Salam, and J. Strathdee, in another collaborative contribution; and the three editors.
Among the other topics are "Why the Renormalization Group Is a Good Thing" - the physics of asymptotic freedom - the topological bootstrap "The Fixed Point of Classical Dynamical Evolution and Chaos" - compound bags and hadron-hadron interactions - "Gauge Invariance and Mass" - Gribov ambiguities - "The Simple Facts about the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe" - preons and supersymmetry - some speculations on the origin of the matter, energy, and entropy of the universe - the Chew-Low theory and the quark model - "From Gell-Mann-Low to Unification."
The editors are all affiliated with the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT.