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Fritzsch, Harald 1943-

Works: 114 works in 505 publications in 11 languages and 15,701 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Interviews  Trivia and miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: QC793.5.Q2522, 530.11
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Most widely held works about Harald Fritzsch
Most widely held works by Harald Fritzsch
Elementary particles : building blocks of matter by Harald Fritzsch( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly readable book uncovers the mysteries of the physics of elementary particles for a broad audience. From the familiar notions of atoms and molecules to the complex ideas of the grand unification of all the basic forces, this book allows the interested lay public to appreciate the fascinating building blocks of matter that make up our universe. Beginning with a description of the quantum nature of atoms and particles, readers are introduced to the elementary constituents of atomic nuclei: quarks. The book goes on to consider all of the important ideas in particle physics: quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, the theory of strong interactions, the gauge theories of the weak and electromagnetic interactions, as well as the problem of mass generation. To conclude the book, the ideas of grand unification are described, and finally, some applications to astrophysics are discussed. - Publisher
The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics by Harald Fritzsch( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity - these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are they constant in time and across space? In this book, physicist and author Harald Fritzsch invites the reader to explore the mystery of the fundamental constants of physics in the company of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a modern-day physicist. The conversation that the three scientists are imagined to have provides an entertaining introduction to the constants and covers topics ranging from atomic, nuclear, and particle physics to astrophysics and cosmology."--pub. desc
Quarks : the stuff of matter by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

62 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a non-technical introduction to particle physics, the subnuclear structure of the atom, and the research that led to the discovery of quarks - the basic components of matter
Murray Gell-Mann : selected papers by Murray Gell-Mann( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the gauge theory of color. These major publications and many others are collected in this volume, providing physicists with easy access to much of Gell-Mann's work. Some of the articles are concerned with his recollections of the history of elementary particle physics in the third quarter of the twentieth century. --Book Jacket
Proceedings of the conference in honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday : quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum cosmology and complexity : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 24-26 February 2010 by Harald Fritzsch( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conference on Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles, Quantum Cosmology and Complexity was held in honour of Professor Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday in Singapore on 24-26 February 2010. The conference paid tribute to Professor Gell-Mann's great achievements in the elementary particle physics. This notable birthday volume contains the presentations made at the conference by many eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates C N Yang, G't Hooft and K Wilson. Other invited speakers include G Zweig, N Samios, M Karliner, G Karl, M Shifman, J Ellis, S Adler and A Zichichi
An equation that changed the world : Newton, Einstein, and the theory of relativity by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harald Fritzsch, writes a reviewer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, "seems to be an atypical case of a scientist who has a real interest in making the results of science known to nonscientists." His masterly work reveals the intellectual process of scientific discovery that leads from puzzlement to questions to answers and resolution, and, in turn, to new questions and consequences. Decoding Einstein's famous equation, E=mc[superscript 2], Fritzsch illuminates the concepts of space and time in classical mechanics and special relativity. He provides lucid accounts of an extraordinary range of phenomena - from subatomic particles to fusion energy to antimatter - and probes fundamental questions of cosmology. With minimal use of technical terminology or mathematical formulas, Fritzsch not only explains relativity but compels us to see its relevance for the human race and the survival of our planet
The creation of matter : the universe from beginning to end by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 years of quarks by Murray Gell-Mann( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today it is known that the atomic nuclei are composed of smaller constituents, the quarks. A quark is always bound with two other quarks, forming a baryon or with an antiquark, forming a meson. The quark model was first postulated in 1964 by Murray Gell-Mann -- who coined the name "quark" from James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake -- and by George Zweig, who then worked at CERN. In the present theory of strong interactions -- Quantum Chromodynamics proposed by H Fritzsch and Gell-Mann in 1972 -- the forces that bind the quarks together are due to the exchange of eight gluons. On the 50th anniversary of the quark model, this invaluable volume looks back at the developments and achievements in the elementary particle physics that eventuated from that beautiful model. Written by an international team of distinguished physicists, each of whom have made major developments in the field, the volume provides an essential overview of the present state to the academics and researchers.--
The curvature of spacetime : Newton, Einstein, and gravitation by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concepts that Albert Einstein developed on the structure of space and time should have become a greater part of European cultural heritage, says Fritzsch (theoretical physics, U. of Munich), and sets out to disseminate those ideas beyond the domain of experts. Die Vergonene Raum-Zeit was published by Poper Verlag, Munich, in 1996. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
You are wrong, Mr. Einstein! : Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Feynman discussing quantum mechanics by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author brings together Newton and the three great physicists of the 20th century in an imaginary meeting. His "alter ego" Adrian Haller moderates the discussions. By means of questions and answers the whole cosmos of quantum physics is described in a simple way, easily understandable by non-physicists. The beginnings of quantum theory and atomic physics as well as the importance of quantum physics for our daily life -- these and many more topics are the subjects of the interesting and fascinating discussions
Quarks, leptons, and beyond by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ASI Quarks, Leptons and Beyond, held in Munich from the 5th to the 16th of September 1983 was dedicated to the study of what we now believe are the fundamental building blocks of nature: quarks and leptons. The subject was approached on two levels. On the one hand, a thorough discussion was given of the status of our knowledge of quarks and leptons and their interactions, both from an experi­ mental and a theoretical standpoint. On the other hand, open problems presented by the so called standard model of quark and lepton interact­ ions were explored along various ways that lead one beyond this frame­ work. One of the principal predictions of the standard model is that weak interactions are mediated by heavy Wand Z vector bosons. These particles were discovered in 1983 at CERN and their relevant proper­ ties were discussed at the ASI by C. Rubbia. Further theoretical predictions concerning these Z and W bosons, yet to be checked by future experimentation, were discussed by G. Altarelli with a view of seeing where the standard model might fail and new physics ensue. The strong interactions of quarks, based on Quantum Chromodynamics (QeD), are presumed to cause the quarks to bind into hadrons. Pro­ gress in attempts to calculate the observed hadronic spectrum, ab initio, starting from QCD and employing lattice methods were reviewed at the ASI by P. Hasenfratz
E = mc2 : une formule change le monde by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur imagine un dialogue entre Newton et Einstein au cours duquel celui-ci va rallier son aîné à la théorie de la relativité. Un ouvrage de vulgarisation scientifique qui est aussi une oeuvre littéraire
Murray Gell-Mann and the Physics of Quarks by Harald Fritzsch( )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murray Gell-Mann, Physics Nobel Prize Laureate in 1969 is known for his theoretical work on elementary particle physics and the introduction of quarks and together with H. Fritzsch the “Quantum Chromodynamics”. Based on four sections the Editor gives an overview on the work of Gell-Mann and his contributions to various aspects of the physics, related to quarks. His most important and influential papers were selected and reprinted so that the reader easily can check the original work of Gell-Mann." -- Prové de l'editor
Vom Urknall zum Zerfall : die Welt zwischen Anfang und Ende by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microcosmos : the world of elementary particles : fictional discussions between Einstein, Newton, and Gell-Mann by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matter is composed of quarks and electrons. The forces between quarks are generated by exchanges of gluons and are so strong that they result in the confinement of quarks in atomic nuclei, whereas the forces between electrons and atomic nuclei are generated by exchanges of photons, and the forces between quarks and electrons (or any other leptons) are generated by exchanges of weak bosons. ..."--Back cover
Quantenfeldtheorie : wie man beschreibt, was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält by Harald Fritzsch( )

8 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geheimnisse des Mikrokosmos aufzudecken, hat die Physiker seit Jahrhunderten fasziniert. Doch obwohl in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten viele interessante Entdeckungen gemacht wurden, bleiben noch Fragen offen, die Harald Fritzsch in diesem Buch von der physikalischen und mathematischen Seite beleuchtet: - Haben die Physiker mit der Standardtheorie der Elementarteilchenphysik schon eine exakte Beschreibung der Teilchenwelt gefunden? - Gibt es wirklich eine „Große Vereinigung2 aller fundamentalen Kräfte? - Und sind die Leptonen, (wie das Elektron), oder die Bausteine der Hadronen, (die Quarks), vielleicht gar nicht wirklich punktförmig, sondern kleine eindimensionale Objekte, die man als „Strings2 bezeichnet? Dieses Buch setzt mathematische Vorbildung voraus und versteht sich als Überblick über die modernen Grundlagen der Quantenfeldtheorie und als Diskussionsbeitrag. Somit eignet sich das Werk insbesondere auch als Überblick und Wiederholung für Physiker. Harald Fritzsch ist bereits als Autor populärwissenschaftlicher Bücher bekannt. Sein Buch "Quarks", das in München 1980 erschien, wurde in mehr als 20 Sprachen übersetzt. Der Autor Prof. Harald Fritzsch (* 10. Februar 1943 in Zwickau) ist ein theoretischer Physiker, der vor allem wichtige Beiträge zur Theorie der Quarks, zur Entwicklung der Quantenchromodynamik und zur Großen Vereinheitlichung des Standardmodells der Elementarteilchen geleistet hat
Die verbogene Raum-Zeit : Newton, Einstein und die Gravitation by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massive neutrinos : flavor mixing of leptons and neutrino oscillations by Harald Fritzsch( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations neutrino physics has become an interesting field of research in physics. They imply that neutrino must have a small mass and that the neutrinos, coupled to the charged leptons, are mixtures of the mass eigenstates, analogous to the flavor mixing of the quarks. The mixing angles for the quarks are small, but for the leptons two of the mixing angles are large. The masses of the three neutrinos must be very small, less than 1 eV, but from the oscillation experiments we only know the mass differences - the absolute masses are still unknown. Also we do not know, if the masses of the neutrinos are Dirac masses, as the masses of the charged leptons and of the quarks, or whether they are Majorana masses. In this volume, an overview of the present state of research in neutrino physics is given by well-known experimentalists and theorists. The contents - originated from talks and discussions at a recent conference addressing some of the most pressing open questions in neutrino physics - range from the oscillation experiments to CP-violation for leptons, to texture zero mass matrices and to the role of neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology."
Quantum field theory by Harald Fritzsch( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The matter in our universe is composed of electrons and quarks. The dynamics of electrons and quarks is described by the Standard Model of particle physics, which is based on quantum field theories. The general framework of quantum field theories is described in this book. After the classical mechanics and the relativistic mechanics the details of classical scalar fields, of electrodynamics and of quantum mechanics are discussed. Then the quantization of scalar fields, of spinor fields and of vector fields is described. The basic interactions are described by gauge theories. These theories are discussed in detail, in particular the gauge theories of quantum electrodynamics (QED) and of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), based on the gauge group SU(3). In both theories the gauge bosons, the photon and the gluons, have no mass. The gauge theory of the electroweak interactions, based on the gauge group SU(2) x U(1), describes both the electromagnetic and the weak interactions. The weak force is generated by the exchange of the weak bosons. They have a large mass, and one believes that these masses are generated by a spontaneous breaking of the gauge symmetry. It might be that the strong and the electroweak interactions are unified at very high energies ("Grand Unification"). The gauge groups SU(3) and SU(2) x U(1) must be subgroups of a big gauge group, describing the Grand Unification. Two such theories are discussed, based on the gauge groups SU(5) and SO(10)"--
Materie in Raum und Zeit : 18. bis 21. September 2004, Passau by Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte Versammlung( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Elementary particles : building blocks of matter
The fundamental constants : a mystery of physicsMurray Gell-Mann : selected papersProceedings of the conference in honour of Murray Gell-Mann's 80th birthday : quantum mechanics, elementary particles, quantum cosmology and complexity : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 24-26 February 2010An equation that changed the world : Newton, Einstein, and the theory of relativityThe curvature of spacetime : Newton, Einstein, and gravitationYou are wrong, Mr. Einstein! : Newton, Einstein, Heisenberg, and Feynman discussing quantum mechanicsQuarks, leptons, and beyondE = mc2 : une formule change le monde
Alternative Names
Frič, Harald 1943-

Fritš, G.

Fritš, G. 1943-

Fritzsch, H.

Fritzsch, H. 1943-

Fritzsch, H. (Harald)

Fritzsch, H. (Harald), 1943-

Fuliqi, Halaerde 1943-

Furitchi, Hararudo 1943-

Ha la er de Fu li qi 1943-

Halaerde-Fuliqi 1943-

Harald Fritzsch deutscher theoretischer Physiker

Harald Fritzsch Duits natuurkundige

Harald Fritzsch físic alemany

Harald Fritzsch físico alemán

Harald Fritzsch German physicist

Harald Fritzsch physicien allemand

Harald Fritzsch professor académico alemão

Harald Fritzsch tysk professor

P'ŭrich'wi, Haralt'ŭ 1943-

הרלד פריטש

הרלד פריטש פיזיקאי גרמני

프리쯔쉬, H. 1943-

프리쯔쉬, 하랄드 1943-

하랄드 프리쯔쉬 1943-

フリッチ, H.

フリッチ, ハラルド