Symposia on Theoretical Physics and Mathematics 8

Lectures presented at the 1967 Fifth Anniversary Symposium of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences Madras, India

  • Editors
  • Alladi Ramakrishnan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. N. Dallaporta
    Pages 1-13
  3. Andre Mercier
    Pages 15-23
  4. Alladi Ramakrishnan, I. V. V. Raghavacharayulu
    Pages 25-32
  5. Charles J. Joachain
    Pages 61-86
  6. T. Bressani, G. Charpak, J. Favier, L. Massonnet, W. E. Meyerhof, Č. Zupančič
    Pages 87-103
  7. S. G. Deo
    Pages 115-127
  8. K. S. Padmanabhan
    Pages 141-150
  9. Harold S. Shapiro
    Pages 151-163
  10. N. V. Subrahmanyam
    Pages 165-172
  11. J. H. Williamson
    Pages 173-183
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 193-200

About this book


This volume comprises the lectures given at the Fifth Anniversary Symposium held at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madras, India, during January 1967. Professor Dallaporta of Padua delivered the inaugural address on the fundamental problem of quasars "whose study appears to hold im­ plications for cosmology." He presented a critical review of several attempts to understand their exceptionally large red shifts and also discussed the physical theories concerning the cause of the explosions which give rise to the quasars and to the tremendous energy output they require - questions which still remain unanswered. He stated, in concluding, that we may have to invoke certain aspects of the present theories of elementary particles in order to unravel these mysteries. Professor Mercier, well known for his studies on the philosophical foundations of modern physics, critically examined the various at­ tempts, such as that of Einstein, to formulate a unified field theory.


cosmology field theory theoretical physics

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