By Gerard 'T Hooft

At the fiftieth anniversary of Yang–Mills idea, this necessary quantity appears to be like again on the advancements and achievements in basic particle physics that ensued from that stunning suggestion.

During the final 5 many years, Yang-Mills idea, that is undeniably crucial cornerstone of theoretical physics, has improved greatly. it's been investigated from many views, and lots of new and unforeseen good points were exposed from this idea. In contemporary a long time, except excessive strength physics, the idea has been actively utilized in different branches of physics, comparable to statistical physics, condensed subject physics, nonlinear structures, and so forth. This makes the speculation an crucial subject for all who're eager about physics.

An overseas crew of specialists, every one of whom has left his mark at the advancements of this outstanding idea, give a contribution essays or extra distinctive technical money owed to this quantity. those articles spotlight the recent discoveries from the respective authors’ views. the celebrated participants are: S Adler, F A Bais, C Becchi, M Creutz, A De Rújula, B S DeWitt, F Englert, L D Faddeev, P Hasenfratz, R Jackiw, A Polyakov, V N Popov, R Stora, P van Baal, P van Nieuwenhuizen, S Weinberg, F Wilczek, E Witten, C N Yang. incorporated in every one article are introductory and explanatory comments by means of the editor, G ’t Hooft, who's himself a big participant within the improvement of Yang-Mills idea.

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