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Summary The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

Ble Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as uantum field theory Unfortunately in its raw form it doesn’t make sense its outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler like the number 1. This is a detailed history of the discoveries of uantum Electrodynamics ED uantum Chromodynamics CD and their unification into the Standard Model by spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism It s one of those people driven histories of science which can get boring if not petty at times But overall it tells an exciting story of this impressive achievementThe central theme of the book is renormalization in Gauge Theory The first half of the book introduces the reader to these topics uite well and doesn t hold back too much of the mathematical details I feel like I understand this topic a lot better now Very educational

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The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider If found the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass But there’s at stake what we’re really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasona. I must say that this book left me a bit disappointed and uite underwhelmed it is well written very detailed when describing the historical evolution of modern particle physics rich with anecdotal detail and also conceptually precise and lucid but it simply does not contain enough actual physicsOn the positive side some subjects of great interest are addressed by the author in a succinct informative and clear way accessible even to the novice including items like gauge field theories re normalization and spontaneous symmetry breaking that are normally not addressed in the large majority of popular science books however I must point out that way too much space in the book has been dedicated to specific eventsconferences to the reasons why a Nobel prize was given to one scientist as opposed to another etc wh

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The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to “renormalize” field theory forcing euations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance Only Close can tell. This book talks about the history of physics since the WWII It has a particular discussion on two prominent figures in physics the Dutch physicist Gerard t Hooft and the Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam For general people probably this is the best book on Higgs Boson from the evolution of Higgs mechanism until its final discovery in LHCSimilar to classical physics uantum physics has two eras of development One goes by the name uantum mechanics and the second one as uantum field theory Heisenberg ineuality and de Broglie s euation etc are the descriptions of the mechanical view of the uantum world On the other hand the first uantum field theory started with Paul Dirac Thanks to Julian Schwinger Richard Feynman Tomonaga etc who made their effort to transmute Dirac euation into ED uantum Electro Dynamics But


10 thoughts on “The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

  1. says:

    I must say that this book left me a bit disappointed and uite underwhelmed it is well written very detailed when describing the historical evolution of modern particle physics rich with anecdotal detail and also conceptually precise and lucid but it simply does not contain enough actual physicsOn the positive side some s

  2. says:

    Close provided a history of uantum physics from ED and Feynman's diagrams to the hunt for the Higgs I never get tired of Feynman's

  3. says:

    This is a really important popular science book if you are interested in physics because it covers some of the important bits of modern physics that most of us science writers are too afraid to write about Starting with renormalization in ED t

  4. says:

    I have to admit this is not much of a review For one I read last year and for two I made very few notesI feel th

  5. says:

    This is a detailed history of the discoveries of uantum Electrodynamics ED uantum Chromodynamics CD and their unification into the Standard Model by spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism It's one of those people driven histories of science which can get boring if not petty at times But overall it tells an exciting story of this impressive achievementThe central theme of the book is renormalization in Ga

  6. says:

    The book is written by a good scientist who wrote some other very clear work and about some fascinating hardcore particle physics I fully expect it to be a 4 if not 5 star book Unfortunately this is deeply disappointing No d

  7. says:

    There's almost not a wasted word in this book If you blink while listening you might lose track of the physics The author is very good at writing a history of uantum science from ED to looking for the Higgs bosonHe uses the narrative of the scientific players to describe the physics There is nothing of the physics or the math for which he does not explain before he talks about it The problem is the author explains the physics at t

  8. says:

    This book talks about the history of physics since the WWII It has a particular discussion on two prominent figures in physics the D

  9. says:

    I have always been fascinated by the whole business of the unification of the world of the electron and the photon with the so called weak forc

  10. says:

    If you are fascinated at all with recent and by recent I mean the latter half of the 20th century development in physics and the major players involved then this book is for you I am of the personal belief that even though science a