[PDF/EPUB] The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe by Frank Close


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  • The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
  • Frank Close
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  • 27 May 2019
  • 9780465021444
The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe

The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe characters  104 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. 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 this was of a tour of uantum physics But what infinity had to do with unless I missed it never showed up Disclaimer it could be there and I might have forgot And it failed to provide a very good over view of the nuts and bolts of uantum field theorySo I did rate it 3 s It wasn t boring and fairly well written although not with the panache of my favored authors There was an interesting bit about emotions and scientific discovery that I did find to be something of importance to point out on page 9 of the Kindle editionNot a bad read but not great either

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The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe characters  104 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 all modern uantum field theory is based on something called the Yang Mill theory Electroweak theory and CDFD uantum chromodynamicsuantum flavordynamics are two such Yang Mill theoryThe name of the book the infinity puzzle comes from the fact that all the uantum field theory either based on Dirac euation or Yang Mill theory were unsolvable at the very beginning as their calculation leads to infinity In the case of ED Feynman and Schwinger somehow manage to avoid infinity using their uniue method of calculation Their renormalisation techniue which ultimately made ED practical earned them the Nobel in 1965 But later same infinity in Yang Mill theory devastated uantum physics For a very long time physicist didn t know how to renormalise field euations those based on Yang Mill theory Many thought future of any uantum field theory is doomed Then came the saviour the brilliant Dutch physicist Gerard t Hooft who single handedly solved the renormalisation problem of prevalent Yang Mill theories Renormalisation may be the critical milestone for modern uantum field theory but for a Yang Mill theory to fit with the experiment other vital concepts need to be ensembled under a unified description For Electroweak theory Steven Weinberg explained the mechanism how the symmetry of nature be broken hence giving mass to specific bosons W Z While Sheldon Glashow had done the main heavy lifting for Electroweak theory he outlined the gauge invariance nature of the theory which gives rise to WZPhoton four bosons in total Both of them earned the Noble of 1979 along with Abdus Salam The author argued that Abdus Salam was given the Nobel due to political reason While Abdus Salam s mentor John Clive Ward was ignored entirelyNow a few interesting points from this book Nature of an electron An electron is a point particle ie it doesn t have any spatial dimensions So what will happen if we try to zoom into an electron Because an electron carries an electric charge this seemingly simple uestion becomes much complicated The strength of the electric field depends on the distance known as the inverse suare rule or 1r 2 As distance increase the strength of the field decreases But if we keep zooming toward an electron and as the distance approaches zero the field strength becomes infinite This Infinite electric field gives an electron a fractal like structure Under a microscope if such a thing exists an electron will look like a boob of negative charge in the middle and a swarm of virtual particles surrounding the boob No matter how many times we zoom in the same picture will repeat itself infinitely Heavy Light We all know the light is nothing but a cloud of the photon Interestingly there is another kind of light called the heavy light which is the cloud of the Z boson Inside an atom the electron and the proton not only exchange photons but something they also exchange the heavy light or Z boson As a result technically the light we know is a mixture photon and Z this ratio of this mixing is known as the Weinberg angle Mass Superconductivity and broken symmetry What I understood symmetry and gauge invariance are somehow related Gauge invariance means if the 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The Infinity Puzzle uantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe characters  104 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 while effort should have been devoted to delivering a meaningful and detailed description of the underlying physicsFrom this perspective I must say that while it was a pleasant read this book gave me very little information that I had not already previously received in a detailed and structured way in uite a few other books Overall a pretty forgettable 3 star graded reading experience