Coverart for item
The Resource String theory and the real world, Gordon Kane

String theory and the real world, Gordon Kane

Label
String theory and the real world
Title
String theory and the real world
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Kane
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book attempts to explain why 'string theory' may provide the comprehensive underlying theory that describes and explains our world. It is an enthusiastic view of how compactified string/M-theories (plus data that may be reachable) seem to have the possibilities of leading to a comprehensive underlying theory of particle physics and cosmology, perhaps soon. We are living in a hugely exciting era for science, one during which it may be possible to achieve a real and true understanding of our physical world
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Biographical or historical data
Gordon Kane is the Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan and Director Emeritus at the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics (MCTP), a leading center for the advancement of theoretical physics. He was director of the MCTP from 2005-2011 and Victor Weisskopf Collegiate Professor of Physics from 2002-2011. He received the Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society in 2012, and the J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics in 2017. Kane is an internationally recognized scientific leader in theoretical and phenomenological particle physics, and theories for physics beyond the Standard Model. In recent years he has been a leader in string phenomenology. Kane has been with the University of Michigan since 1965.
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kane, G. L
Dewey number
539.7/258
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC794.6.S85
LC item number
K367 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
  • IOP release 3
  • IOP concise physics,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • String models
  • Particle & high-energy physics
  • Cosmology & the universe
  • Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Energy
  • String models
Target audience
adult
Label
String theory and the real world, Gordon Kane
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20170301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- 1. Introduction : the Standard Models -- 2. The Planck scale--compactification
  • 3. Testing theories in physics, including string theories -- 3.1. Kaluza-Klein theories, anomalies, and the physics of extra dimensions
  • 4. The mass-energy scales of particle physics and cosmology--the 'hierarchy' problem--supersymmetry--hidden sectors -- 4.1. Unification of forces--the QCD scale and the proton mass -- 4.2. If we did not know about protons, QCD would make us think of them -- 4.3. Theories versus solutions--a major confusion--spontaneous symmetry breaking -- 4.4. Hidden sectors
  • 5. The scales we need to explain -- 5.1. Higgs physics--electroweak symmetry breaking--the supersymmetry Higgs sector -- 5.2. The [mu] 'problem' -- 5.3. Overview of scales
  • 6. How would we decide we had a good theory to describe and explain our world? -- 6.1. Compactified M-theory on a G2 manifold : early results -- 6.2. Compactified M-theory : superpotential, phenomenological theory -- 6.3. The main results and predictions for M-theory so far and in progress -- 6.4. Summary : the Higgs physics -- 6.5. Summary : where are the superpartners?
  • 7. Brief topics : views from our perspective -- 7.1. Dark matter : what is it, what is its connection to string theory, and how can we study it? -- 7.2. Axions -- 7.3. Moduli : stabilization and cosmological history -- 7.4. Matter asymmetry -- 7.5. The Standard Model : quark and lepton masses, one heavy quark, MDOWN--MUP -- 7.6. The cosmological constant -- 7.7. Generic -- 7.8. No adjustable parameters? No flexibility. What if ...? -- 7.9. A final theory? -- 8. Perspectives
Control code
982136030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681744889
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4489-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982136030
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
String theory and the real world, Gordon Kane
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20170301"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface -- 1. Introduction : the Standard Models -- 2. The Planck scale--compactification
  • 3. Testing theories in physics, including string theories -- 3.1. Kaluza-Klein theories, anomalies, and the physics of extra dimensions
  • 4. The mass-energy scales of particle physics and cosmology--the 'hierarchy' problem--supersymmetry--hidden sectors -- 4.1. Unification of forces--the QCD scale and the proton mass -- 4.2. If we did not know about protons, QCD would make us think of them -- 4.3. Theories versus solutions--a major confusion--spontaneous symmetry breaking -- 4.4. Hidden sectors
  • 5. The scales we need to explain -- 5.1. Higgs physics--electroweak symmetry breaking--the supersymmetry Higgs sector -- 5.2. The [mu] 'problem' -- 5.3. Overview of scales
  • 6. How would we decide we had a good theory to describe and explain our world? -- 6.1. Compactified M-theory on a G2 manifold : early results -- 6.2. Compactified M-theory : superpotential, phenomenological theory -- 6.3. The main results and predictions for M-theory so far and in progress -- 6.4. Summary : the Higgs physics -- 6.5. Summary : where are the superpartners?
  • 7. Brief topics : views from our perspective -- 7.1. Dark matter : what is it, what is its connection to string theory, and how can we study it? -- 7.2. Axions -- 7.3. Moduli : stabilization and cosmological history -- 7.4. Matter asymmetry -- 7.5. The Standard Model : quark and lepton masses, one heavy quark, MDOWN--MUP -- 7.6. The cosmological constant -- 7.7. Generic -- 7.8. No adjustable parameters? No flexibility. What if ...? -- 7.9. A final theory? -- 8. Perspectives
Control code
982136030
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681744889
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4489-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)982136030
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...