As the proceedings of a symposium in honor of Victor Weisskopf at MIT, this volume contains papers by leaders of physics at the time, including M Delbrück, M Gell-Mann, H Bethe, T D Lee, B R Mottelson, W K H Panofsky, E Purcell, J Schwinger, S M Ulam, and others. Some papers address problems in the philosophy of physics, and physics and society, that are timeless in nature. But the symposium had a historical significance, in that it took place at a historic juncture of particle physics — the emergence of the Standard Model owing to experiments that point to the existence of quarks. Some of the papers reflect both the pre-quark and post-quark points of view. For these reasons, these proceedings merit reissue and reexamination.
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- Introductory Remarks (James Killian)
- The Energy Problem (Hans Bethe)
- Model-Free Views of Deep Inelastic Scattering (Julian Schwinger)
- Life at Low Reynolds Number (E M Purcell)
- A Possible New Form of Matter at High Density (T D Lee)
- The World as Quarks, Leptons and Bosons (Murray Gell-Mann)
- What Angular Momentum Can Do to the Nucleus (Ben R Mottelson)
- Physics for Mathematicians (S M Ulam)
- How Aristotle Discovered DNA (Max Delbrück)
- Is Negotiated Arms Control Possible? (W K H Panofsky)
- The Third Culture (David Hawkins)
Readership: Academics, graduate students and people interested in particle and nuclear physics.