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Hooft, G. 't

Works: 93 works in 350 publications in 8 languages and 11,021 library holdings
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Most widely held works by G. 't Hooft
50 years of Yang-Mills theory by Gerardus 't Hooft( )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 50th anniversary of Yang-Mills theory, this invaluable volume looks back at the developments and achievements in elementary particle physics that ensued from that beautiful idea. During the last five decades, Yang-Mills theory, which is undeniably the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics, has expanded widely. It has been investigated from many perspectives, and many new and unexpected features have been uncovered from this theory. In recent decades, apart from high energy physics, the theory has been actively applied in other branches of physics, such as statistical physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear systems, etc. This makes the theory an indispensable topic for all who are involved in physics. An international team of experts, each of whom has left his mark on the developments of this remarkable theory, contribute essays or more detailed technical accounts to this volume. These articles highlight the new discoveries from the respective authors' perspectives. The distinguished contributors are: S Adler, P van Baal, F A Bais, C Becchi, M Creutz, A DeRujula, B S DeWitt, F Englert, L D Faddeev, P Hasenfratz, R Jackiw, P van Nieuwenhuizen, A Polyakov, R Stora, S Weinberg, F Wilczek, E Witten, C N Yang. Included in each article are introductory and explanatory remarks by the editor, G 't Hooft, who is himself a major player in the development of Yang-Mills theory
In search of the ultimate building blocks by G. 't Hooft( )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating personal account of the last twenty-five years in one of the most dramatic areas in twentieth century physics will be of interest to professional physicists and physics students, as well as the educated general reader with an interest in one of the most exciting scientific detective stories ever
Escape from Leipzig by Harald Fritzsch( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1960s, Leipzig was the center of resistance in East Germany. Harald Fritzsch, then a physics student, contemplated escape. But before he left, he wanted to demonstrate to the government that they had gone too far when they destroyed St. Paul's Church in May 1968. He accomplished that by unrolling a protest transparency in spectacular fashion. Despite the great efforts of the secret police, the STASI, the government was unable to find out who was responsible for this act. Soon after, together with a friend, Fritzsch began his journey to Bulgaria in order to escape into Turkey by traversing the Black Sea in a folding canoe. This was a daredevil endeavor, never done before." "In this book, Harald Fritzsch - now a world-renowned physicist - portrays in detail an authentic picture of the East German regime and the events of the late 1960s. Today, 40 years later, he critically takes stock of the events since German reunification."--Jacket
Playing with planets by G. 't Hooft( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you think the future is a mystery, think again. With a solid foothold in realism, an extraordinary insight into scientific and technological developments, and a dry sense of humor, Nobel laureate Professor Gerard 't Hooft confidently dissects fact from fiction and shows us what our future might really hold. Professor 't Hooft takes the reader firmly by the hand and, within the boundaries of solid physics and proven laws of nature, takes us on a ride into the world of the future, which holds remarkable surprises for us all. "Do you dream of intergalaxy space travel, time warps, and mini-mes?
Under the spell of the gauge principle by G. 't Hooft( )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people studying Gauge Field Theory need to be convinced of the importance of the work of 't Hooft. This volume contains a selection of articles and review topics covering his well-known studies on the renormalization of non-Abelian gauge theorems, topological phenomena in gauge field theory and thoughts on the role of black holes in quantum gravity. The chapters are tied together by thoughtful commentaries which provide a background and the illumination of hindsight - together they form a clear and coherent picture of the physical and theoretical importance of gauge theories and the gauge p
Time in powers of ten : natural phenomena and their timescales by G. 't Hooft( )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this richly illustrated book, Nobel laureate Gerard 't Hooft and theoretical physicist Stefan Vandoren describe the enormous diversity of natural phenomena that take place at different timescales. In the tradition of the bestseller Powers of Ten, the authors zoom in and out in time, each step with a factor of ten. Starting from one second, timescales are enlarged until processes are reached that take much longer than the age of the universe. After the largest possible eternities, the reader is treated to the shortest and fastest phenomena known. Then the authors increase with powers of ten, until again the second is reached at the end of the book."--Page 4 of cover
The cellular automaton interpretation of quantum mechanics by Gerard 't Hooft( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the deterministic view of quantum mechanics developed by Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft. Dissatisfied with the uncomfortable gaps in the way conventional quantum mechanics meshes with the classical world, 't Hooft has revived the old hidden variable ideas, but now in a much more systematic way than usual. In this, quantum mechanics is viewed as a tool rather than a theory. The book presents examples of models that are classical in essence, but can be analysed by the use of quantum techniques, and argues that even the Standard Model, together with gravitational interactions, might be viewed as a quantum mechanical approach to analysing a system that could be classical at its core. He shows how this approach, even though it is based on hidden variables, can be plausibly reconciled with Bell's theorem, and how the usual objections voiced against the idea of?superdeterminism' can be overcome, at least in principle. This framework elegantly explains - and automatically cures - the problems of the wave function collapse and the measurement problem. Even the existence of an "arrow of time" can perhaps be explained in a more elegant way than usual. As well as reviewing the author?s earlier work in the field, the book also contains many new observations and calculations. It provides stimulating reading for all physicists working on the foundations of quantum theory
Recent developments in gauge theories by G.'t Hooft( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost all theories of fundamental interactions are nowadays based on the gauge concept. Starting with the historical example of quantum electrodynamics, we have been led to the successful unified gauge theory of weak and electromagnetic interactions, and finally to a non abelian gauge theory of strong interactions with the notion of permanently confined quarks. The. early theoretical work on gauge theories was devoted to proofs of renormalizability, investigation of short distance behaviour, the discovery of asymptotic freedom, etc . . , aspects which were accessible to tools extrapolated from renormalised perturbation theory. The second phase of the subject is concerned with the problem of quark confinement which necessitates a non-perturbative understanding of gauge theories. This phase has so far been marked by the introduc­ tion of ideas from geometry, topology and statistical mechanics in particular the theory of phase transitions. The 1979 Cargese Institute on "Recent Developments on Gauge Theories" was devoted to a thorough discussion of these non-perturbative, global aspects of non-abelian gauge theories. In the lectures and seminars reproduced in this volume the reader wilf find detailed reports on most of the important developments of recent times on non perturbative gauge fields by some of the leading experts and innovators in this field. Aside from lectures on gauge fields proper, there were lectures on gauge field concepts in condensed matter physics and lectures by mathematicians on global aspects of the calculus of variations, its relation to geometry and topology, and related topics
Progress in gauge field theory by G 't Hooft( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The importance of gauge theory for elementary particle physics is by now firmly established. Recent experiments have yielded con vincing evidence for the existence of intermediate bosons, the carriers of the electroweak gauge force, as well as for the presence of gluons, the carriers of the strong gauge force, in hadronic inter actions. For the gauge theory of strong interactions, however, a number of important theoretical problems remain to be definitely resolved. They include the quark confinement problem, the quantita tive study of the hadron mass spectrum as well as the role of topo logy in quantum gauge field theory. These problems require for their solution the development and application of non-perturbative methods in quantum gauge field theory. These problems, and their non-pertur bative analysis, formed the central interest of the 1983 Cargese summer institute on "Progress in Gauge Field Theory." In this sense it was a natural sequel to the 1919 Cargese summer institute on "Recent Developments in Gauge Theories." Lattice gauge theory provides a systematic framework for the investigation of non-perturbative quantum effects. Accordingly, a large number of lectures dealt with lattice gauge theory. Following a systematic introduction to the subject, the renormalization group method was developed both as a rigorous tool for fundamental questions, and in the block-spin formulation, the computations by Monte Carlo programs. A detailed analysis was presented of the problems encountered in computer simulations. Results obtained by this method on the mass spectrum were reviewed
Nonperturbative quantum field theory by G Hooft( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past 15 years, quantum field theory and classical statistical mechanics have merged into a single field, and the need for nonperturbative methods for the description of critical phenomena in statistical mechanics as well as for problems in elementary particle physics are generally acknowledged. Such methods formed the central theme of the 1987 Cargese Advanced Study Institut. e on "Nonpert. urbat. ive Quantum Field Theory." The use of conformal symmet. ry has been of central interest in recent years, and was a main subject at. t. he ASI. Conformal invariant quantum field theory describes statistical mechanical systems exactly at a critical point, and can be analysed to a remarkable ext. ent. by group t. heoretical methods. Very strong results have been obtained for 2-dimensional systems. Conformal field theory is also the basis of string theory, which offers some hope of providing a unified t. heory of all interactions between elementary particles. Accordingly, a number of lectures and seminars were presented on these two topics. After syst. ematic introductory lectures, conformal field theory on Riemann surfaces, orbifolds, sigma models, and application of loop group theory and Grassmannians were discussed, and some ideas on modular geometry were presented. Other lectures combined' traditional techniques of constructive quant. um field theory with new methods such as the use of index-t. heorems and infinite dimensional (Kac Moody) symmetry groups. The problems encountered in a quantum mechanical description of black holes were discussed in detail
Quantum fields and quantum space time by Gerard 't Hooft( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1996 NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) followed the international tradi tion of the schools held in Cargese in 1976, 1979, 1983, 1987 and 1991. Impressive progress in quantum field theory had been made since the last school in 1991. Much of it is connected with the interplay of quantum theory and the structure of space time, including canonical gravity, black holes, string theory, application of noncommutative differential geometry, and quantum symmetries. In addition there had recently been important advances in quantum field theory which exploited the electromagnetic duality in certain supersymmetric gauge theories. The school reviewed these developments. Lectures were included to explain how the "monopole equations" of Seiberg and Witten can be exploited. They were presented by E. Rabinovici, and supplemented by an extra 2 hours of lectures by A. Bilal. Both the N = 1 and N = 2 supersymmetric Yang Mills theory and resulting equivalences between field theories with different gauge group were discussed in detail. There are several roads to quantum space time and a unification of quantum theory and gravity. There is increasing evidence that canonical gravity might be a consistent theory after all when treated in. a nonperturbative fashion. H. Nicolai presented a series of introductory lectures. He dealt in detail with an integrable model which is obtained by dimensional reduction in the presence of a symmetry
Introduction to general relativity by G.'t Hooft( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De bouwstenen van de schepping : een zoektocht naar het allerkleinste by Gerard 't Hooft( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Dutch and Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingegaan wordt o.m. op: duizelingwekkende snelheden; de kaonen; de quarks; de Yang-Milltheorie; de supergeleidende lege ruimte: het Higgs-Kibblemechanisme; de magnetische monopool; Gypsy; de grote unificatie. Besloten wordt met de nieuwste ontdekkingen waaronder het Higgsdeeltje
Determinism and free will : new insights from physics, philosophy, and theology by Fabio Scardigli( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of three essays, written by theoretical physicist Gerard 't Hooft, philosopher Emanuele Severino, and theologian Piero Coda, and inspired by the talks the three authors made as keynote speakers at the conference "Determinism and Free Will", held at the Cariplo Foundation Congress Center in Milan on May 13, 2017. (page 1)
The renormalization procedure for Yang Mills fields by Gerardus 't Hooft( )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tijd in machten van tien : natuurverschijnselen en hun tijdschalen by Gerard 't Hooft( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijvingen van specifieke natuurverschijnselen en hun tijdschalen, zoals rotatietijden van planeten, biologische ritmes en geologische tijdschalen
Faszination Physik( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming the forces between quarks and gluons : calorons out of the box : scientific papers by P. van Baal( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond peaceful coexistence : the emergence of space, time and quantum by Ignazio Licata( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""It may be that a real synthesis of quantum and relativity theories requires not just technical developments but radical conceptual renewal."--J S Bell. Beyond Peaceful Coexistence: The Emergence of Space, Time and Quantum brings together leading academics in mathematics and physics to address going beyond the 'peaceful coexistence' of space-time descriptions (local and continuous ones) and quantum events (discrete and non-commutative ones). Formidable challenges waiting beyond the Standard Model require a new semantic consistency within the theories in order to build new ways of understanding, working and relating to them. The original A. Shimony meaning of the peaceful coexistence (the collapse postulate and non-locality) appear to be just the tip of the iceberg in relation to more serious fundamental issues across physics as a whole. Chapters in this book present perspectives on emergent, discrete, geometrodynamic and topological approaches, as well as a new interpretative spectrum of quantum theories after Copenhagen, discrete time theories, time-less approaches and 'super-fluid' pictures of space-time. As well as stimulating further research among established theoretical physicists, the book can also be used in courses on the philosophy and mathematics of theoretical physics."--Provided by publisher
Van quantum tot quark : inleiding tot de quantummechanica: golven en deeltjes by Gerard 't Hooft( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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50 years of Yang-Mills theory
In search of the ultimate building blocksEscape from LeipzigPlaying with planetsUnder the spell of the gauge principleQuantum fields and quantum space timeIntroduction to general relativityFaszination Physik
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