Particle physics seems to be entering a new period of consoli- dation. In 1977 when the first summer institute on particles and fields was held at the Banff Center, the standard model of the electro-weak interaction was a promising model more or less con- firmed; today it seems quite well-confirmed. QCD was considered as probably the correct theory of strong interactions; today most theo- rists take it for granted. What seems to be lacking are computa- tional tools and strenuous experimental testing; the major ideas seem to exist. Thus, this is a particularly auspicious time for a review of the status of theoretical and experimental particle physics and field theory. The lectures collected in this volume were presented from August 16 to August 27, 1981 at the Banff Center in Banff, Canada. The unifying theme was gauge fields and the topics covered dealt with electro-weak interactions, Q.C.D., sub-quarks and unified theories. The format of the Institute was as follows: thirteen lecture series of two to four hours each given by S. Brodsky, D. Bryman, M. Chen, S. Coleman, M. Creutz, H. Harari, J. Iliopoulos, C.H. Llewellyn- Smith, P. Lepage, D. Perkins and L. Susskind.
In addition there were nine seminars (one hour each) given by G. Bodwin, G. Bunce, M.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 706
Weight: 1386 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 37 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198