Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th birthday and to celebrate his lifelong contributions in physics, mathematics, astronomy, nuclear engineering and global warming, a conference covering a wide range of topics was held in Singapore from 26 to 29 August 2013. Distinguished scientists from around the world, including Nobel Laureate Professor David Gross, joined Professor Dyson in the celebration with a festival of lectures.
This memorable volume collects an interesting lecture by Professor Dyson, Is a Graviton Detectable?, contributions by speakers at the conference, as well as guest contributions by colleagues who celebrated Dyson's birthday at Rutgers University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
About Freeman Dyson
Freeman John Dyson FRS, born December 15, 1923, is an eminent English-born American physicist, mathematician, and futurist. He is famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, mathematics, astronomy and nuclear engineering, as well as a renowned and best-selling author. He has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the public. He has won numerous notable awards including the Enrico Fermi Award, Templeton Prize, Wolf Prize, Pomeranchuk Prize, and Henri Poincaré Prize.
Contents:Invited Lectures:Is a Graviton Detectable? (F Dyson)Dark Energy and Dark Matter in a Superfluid Universe (K Huang)Scaling the Universe (N E Frankel)The Relativity of Space–Time–Property (R Delbourgo)Monopole Condensation and Mass Gap in SU(3) QCD (Y M Cho)Quantum Structure of Field Theory and Standard Model Based on Infinity-Free Loop Regularization/Renormalization (Y-L Wu)Tenth-Order QED Contribution to the Electron g – 2 and High Precision Test of Quantum Electrodynamics (T Kinoshita)The MoEDAL Experiment at the LHC — A New Light on the High Energy Frontier (J L Pinfold)Leptonic CP Violation and Leptogenesis (S T Petcov)What If the Higgs Has Brothers? (N-P Chang)Heisenberg Uncertainty Relation Revisited — Universality of Robertson's Relation (K Fujikawa)Quantum Systems Based Upon Galois Fields — From Sub-Quantum to Super-Quantum Correlations (L-N Chang, Z Lewis, D Minic and T Takeuchi)A Solvable Model of Interacting Many Body Systems Exhibiting a Breakdown of the Boltzmann Equation (B H J McKellar)Yang–Baxter Equation, Majorana Fermions and Three Body Entangling States Quantum Entanglements and Applications to Physics (M-L Ge, L W Yu, K Xue and Q Zhao)Overview of the Study of Complex Shapes of Fluid Membranes, the Helfrich Model and New Applications (Z-C Ou-Yang and Z C Tu)The Importance of Being Integrable: Out of the Paper, into the Lab (M T Batchelor)Freeman in 1948 (C DeWitt-Morette)Carbon Humanism: Freeman Dyson and the Looming Battle Between Environmentalists and Humanists (P F Schewe)'Dear Professor Dyson': Twenty Years of Correspondence Between Professor Dyson and Undergraduate Students (D E Neuenschwander)Freeman Dyson: Some Early Recollections (M Longuet-Higgins)Guest Contributions:Stability and Variability (J L Lebowitz)Freeman Dyson (E H Lieb)Why Has Global Warming Paused? (W Happer)Parallel Session:Deformed Coherent State for Multiparticle Production Mechanism (W Y Wang, Q Leong, W K Ng, A Dewanto, A H Chan and C H Oh)Noncommutative Space-Time from Quantized Twistors (J Lukierski and M Woronowicz)Similarity Solutions of Fokker–Planck Equations with Time-Dependent Coefficients and Fixed/Moving Boundaries (C-L Ho)Fermion Quantum Field Theory in Black Hole Spacetimes and Information Loss (S A B Ahmad)MESTIF — A Study of the Characteristics of Matter-Energy, Space-Time and Information-Field (J A K Tan)Superluminal Propagation and Acausality of Nonlinear Massive Gravity (S Deser, K Izumi, Y C Ong and A Waldron)An Astronomer's View on Climate Change (D C Morton)A Quantum Fluctuation Operator for Deep N-Well MOSFET Flicker Noise Modeling (E Png)Yang–Mills Field as a Subset of Covariant Derivative — A Unified Yang–Mills Field and Higgs Field (W S Gan)The DGP Model Revisited (K F Ng and S C C Ng)A Search for Primordial Vortex Remnants in the SDSS (A Yang, Z-J Ong and A H Chan)The High-Redshift Galaxy Counts-in-Cells from the COSMOS Survey (F F Foo, A Yang and A H Chan)Fundamental Constraints on Physical Systems Due to Their Own Gravitation (S K Kauffmann)Freeman Dyson and Gravitational Spin Precession (N D Hari Dass)Readership: Academics and students interested in high energy physics, astrophysics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics.