First Edition of Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Steven Weinberg
Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures.
Feynman, Richard P. and Steven Weinberg.
Item Number: 81049
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
First edition of this lectures given by these two Nobel Prize-winning physicists. Octavo, original boards. Inscribed by Steven Weinberg on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by John C. Taylor. Lecture notes compiled by Richard MacKenzie and Paul Doust.
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. "...a book that all physicists will be pleased to have on their shelves, and one that will surely stimulate aspiring theoretical physicists" (New Scientist).