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Title String theory and fundamental interactions : Gabriele Veneziano and theoretical physics : historical and contemporary perspectives / M. Gasperini, J. Maharana (eds.).

Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xviii, 974 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Lecture notes in physics ; 737.
Lecture notes in physics ; 737.
Notes Festschrift.
Bibliography "List of publications of Gabriele Veneziano (updated to 2006)": pages 16-27.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Gabriele Veneziano: A Concise Scientific Biography and an Interview / M. Gasperini, J. Maharana 3 -- An Unpublished Draft by Gabriele Veneziano (1973): "Non-local Field Theory Suggested by Dual Models" / G. Veneziano 29 -- Part II Dual Resonance Models and String Theory -- Birth of the Veneziano Model and String Theory / H. Rubinstein 47 -- Birth of String Theory / P. Di Vecchia 59 -- Beginning of String Theory: A Historical Sketch / P. Di Vecchia, A. Schwimmer 119 -- Little Story of an Algebra / M. A. Virasoro 137 -- Part III Perturbative QCD -- Parton Densities: A Personal Retrospective / R. Petronzio 147 -- Infrared-sensitive Physics in QCD and in Electroweak Theory / M. Ciafaloni 151 -- From QCD Lagrangian to Monte Carlo Simulation / G. Marchesini 159 -- Fracture Functions / L. Trentadue 181 -- Part IV Non-perturbative QCD -- Coherence and Incoherence in QCD Jets Dynamics (QCD Jets and Branching Processes) / A. Giovannini, R. Ugoccioni 223 -- U(1)[subscript A] Anomaly and QCD Phenomenology / G. M. Shore 235 -- Planar Equivalence 2006 / A. Armoni, M. Shifman 289 -- Part V Supersymmetric Gauge Theories -- Instantons and Supersymmetry / M. Bianchi, S. Kovacs, G. Rossi 303 -- Magnetic Monopoles Seventy-five Years Later / K. Konishi 471 -- Part VI String Dualities and Symmetries -- Novel Symmetries of String Theory / J. Maharana 525 -- Threshold Effects Beyond the Standard Model / T. R. Taylor 553 -- Dualities in String Cosmology / K. A. Meissner 561 -- Spontaneous Breaking of Space-Time Symmetries / E. Rabinovici 573 -- Part VII String/Quantum Gravity, Black Holes and Entropy -- Information Paradox / D. Amati 609 -- Cosmological Entropy Bounds / R. Brustein 619 -- Extremal Black Holes in Supergravity / L. Andrianopoli, R. D'Auria, S. Ferrara, M. Trigiante 661 -- Expectation Values and Vacuum Currents of Quantum Fields / G. A. Vilkovisky 729 -- Part VIII String Cosmology -- Dilaton Cosmology and Phenomenology / M. Gasperini 787 -- Relic Gravitons and String Pre-big-bang Cosmology / A. Buonanno, C. Ungarelli 845 -- Magnetic Fields, Strings and Cosmology / M. Giovannini 863 -- Cosmological Singularities and a Conjectured Gravity/Coset Correspondence / T. Damour 941 -- Brane Inflation: String Theory Viewed from the Cosmos / S.-H. H. Tye 949.
Summary "This volume, dedicated to Prof. Gabriele Veneziano on the occasion of his retirement from CERN, starts as a broad historico-scientific study on the work on string theory and nonperturbative QCD that has been pioneered by Prof. Veneziano in the late 60s and early 70s. It goes on to examine the many ramifications this and similar early work has spawned over the past decades and the reader will find state-of-the art tutorial reviews on string cosmology, string dualities and symmetries, and much more. The book includes a concise updated scientific biography of, and an interview with, Prof. Veneziano, in which he relates his personal views about the present and future of fundamental physics. This is followed by the commented draft of an unpublished paper of 1973 of his, anticipating interesting results which were rediscovered and published more than a decade later. Overall, this volume is a vast and unique canvas where the re-examination of older and the presentation of newer results and insights are skillfully mixed with personal recollections of the contributing authors, most of them involved in the early days of string and quantum field theory, about Prof. Veneziano and the many interrelated topics considered."--Publisher's website.
Other author Gasperini, Maurizio.
Maharana, J.
Veneziano, G. (Gabriele)
Subject Veneziano, G. (Gabriele)
String models.
Quantum chromodynamics.
Quantum theory.
Variant Title Gabriele Veneziano and theoretical physics.
ISBN 9783540742326 (hbk. : alk. paper)
3540742328 (hbk. : alk. paper)