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Some topics in theoretical high-energy physics

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Wolfram, Stephen (1980) Some topics in theoretical high-energy physics. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06142007-142536

Abstract

This thesis discusses various aspects of theoretical high-energy physics. The first two sections describe methods for investigating QCD effects in e+e- annihilation to hadrons. The third section presents some predictions for various features of QCD jets. The fourth section shows that any fermions in the standard weak interaction model must have masses ~<100 GeV. In the fifth section, the abundances of any new absolutely stable heavy particles which should have been produced in the early universe are estimated, and found to be inconsistent with observational limits. Finally, the sixth section describes the development of a baryon excess in the very early universe due to B, CP violating interactions.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Theoretical high-energy physics ; Particle physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Thesis Committee:
  • Field, Richard D. (chair)
  • Frautschi, Steven C.
  • Goldreich, Peter Martin
  • Feynman, Richard Phillips
  • Sciulli, Frank J.
Defense Date:19 November 1979
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-06142007-142536
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06142007-142536
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2597
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:14 Jun 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:52

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