We respectfully submit these proceedings of the 1982 Orbis Scientiae for your reading enjoyment. As always, the success of the conference was due to the hard work and wisdom of the moderators and dissertators. This year, in addition to the excellent overview of QCD and GUT, and the customary reports of the latest progress in theoretical and experimental particle physics, there have been discussions of new developments in astrophysics and especially of field theory and composite models. We wish also to note here that the 1981 Orbis paper by Stephen S. Pinsky on "Death of Fractional Topological Charge" was actually co-authored by William F. Palmer of Ohio State University, whose name was inadvertently omitted from the authorship, due to a series of misunderstandings. As in the past, this Orbis Scientiae 1982 was supported on a small scale by the Department of Energy, and this year as well by the National Science Foundation, on the same scale. We would like to thank Mrs. Helga S. Billings for her excellent typing for the n-th time, where n is a large number. This series of proceedings is also enhanced by Linda Scott's editorial help which includes improvements in the presentation of some of the papers.
Table of ContentsThe Present State of Gravitational Theory.- QCD Prospects and Problems.- Grand Unification: A Status Report.- Majorana Neutrinos Their Electromagnetic Properties and Neutral Current Weak Interactions.- Proton Decay 1982.- Prompt Neutrinos: Present Issues and Future Prospects.- Recent Results on Charmed Particle Lifetimes and Production.- The Weak Mixing Angle and its Relation to the Masses MZ, and MW.- Intermediate Vector Bosons and Neutrino Cosmology.- Precessional Period and Modulation of Relativistic Radial Velocities in SS 433.- Periodic and Secular Changes in SS 433.- Superstrings.- A Geometrical Approach to Quantum Field Theory.- Glueballs - A Status Report.- Glueballs - Some Selected Theoretical Topics.- Monte Carlo Computations of the Hadronic Mass Spectrum.- Learning from Mass Calculations in Quarkless QCD.- Beyond QCD: Why and How.- Large Magnetic Moment Effects at High Energies and Composite Particle Models.- The Next Layer of the Onion? Composite Models of Quarks and Leptons.- Composite Fermions: Constraints and Tests.- Light Composite Fermions - An Overview.- The N-Quantum Approximation, Concrete Composite Models of Quarks and Leptons, and Problems with the Normalization of Composite Massless Bound States.- Monte Carlo Evaluation of Hadron Masses.- Revival of the Old String Model.- QCD on a Random Lattice.- Collective Field Theory.- Program.- Participants.