Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics
Perhaps the two most important
conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines
the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme
by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of
antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates
on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel
laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone
interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book.
Foreword John C. Taylor; 1. The
reason for antiparticles Richard P. Feynman; 2. Towards the final laws of physics Steven Weinberg.
A fascinating and
accessible book by Nobel laureates Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg.