Description 
1 online resource (xxviii, 631 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
Youth, Career, Personality, Legacy, Family and Fatal Accident  Correspondence With Pauli, Heisenberg and Dirac; Källén in Action  Promotion of Science in His Honor  On Källéǹs Scientific Work  Publications, Selected Papers and Commentaries 

Part 1. Youth, Career, Personality, Legacy, Family and Fatal Accident  Bengt Källén: The Childhood and Youth of Gunnar Källén  As a Young University Student  Two Men of Utmost Importance: Pauli and Gustafson  The Young Källén at "Pauli's Court"  Introducing Himself  As a Staff Member of the Newborn CERN  Professorship at Lund University  Kind to Students Tough on Celebrities, Scientific Honesty and Sharp Tongue  A Trustworthy and Popular "Helpdesk"  Making Errors  Language, Literature, Music and Sports  Sense of Humor and on Committees  On Scientific Publications and Journals  On the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics to Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga  KällénSchwinger Clash of Personalities  Källén and Not Richard Feynman But His Diagrams  On the International Scene  Källén's Scientific Legacy  The "Handbook" Article  R. Stora: Källén's Constant M  Letter to K. Nishijima  Källén's Book: "Elementary Particle Physics"  More on His Book and How It Was Received  Källén Addresses the Student Union  As a Teacher and Supervisor  Young Scientists Supervised by Gunnar Källén  Bengt E.Y. Svensson: Some Reminiscences of Gunnar Källén as Supervisor  KarlErik Eriksson: Some Reminiscences of Gunnar Källén's Role in Sweden  Gunnel Källén  Källén's Last Conference, Vienna 1968  Erland Källén: My Father's Passion for Flying and His Mortal Accident  The Future That Never Came  Appendix IA: More on the Källén and Pauli Collections  Appendix IB: A Brief Källén Chronology 

Part 2. Correspondence With Pauli, Heisenberg and Dirac; Källén in Action  A Brief Overview of KällénPauli Correspondence  Källén's and Pauli's Views on the Status of Theoretical Physics  Pauli on Källén's Sharp Tongue and "Nasty Theorems"  The Last KällénPauli Letters  Wolfgang Pauli on His Friend and Collaborator Werner Heisenberg  Correspondence With Heisenberg Through Pauli  On the Work by Heisenberg and Pauli  I  On the Work by Heisenberg and Pauli  II  On the Work by Heisenberg and Pauli  III  Correspondence With Paul Dirac  A Brief Introduction  DiracKällén Correspondence  The First Letters  DiracKällén Correspondence  The Second Letters  DiracKällén Correspondence  The Third Letters  Källén and Afaf Sabry  A.A. Sabry: How it Was to Work With Prof. G. Källén  Källén and John Toll  Källén and Arthur Wightman  At 1955 Moscow Meeting  The 1956 CERN Symposium  G. Källén: On the Mathematical Consistency of Quantum Electrodynamics  At Schladming Winter Schools  An Introduction  The 1965 Schladming School and J.D. Bjorken's Recollections  The Schladming Schools 196668  Talk at 1961 Solvay Conference  The Discussions After Källén's Talk at the 1961 Solvay Conference 

Part 3. Promotion of Science in His Honor  The Royal Physiographic Society in Lund and the Gunnar Källén Lectures  Steven Weinberg: Living With Infinities  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Nobel Guest Professor  Källén and the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice  The 1969 Lund Conference on Particle Physics  Christian Møller on Gunnar Källén  A.S. Wightman: Looking Back at Quantum Field Theory  On H.A. Kramers, Renormalization, and Nobel Prize  R. Friedberg and T.D. Lee: A Soluble Model of "Higgs boson" as a Composite 

Part 4. On Källén's Scientific Work  A Brief Background to Källén's Scientific Publications  Källén's Debut Article with Early Trace of Supersymmetry  KällénYangFeldman Formalism  On the Renormalization Constants in Quantum Electrodynamics  Källén in Schwinger's "Hall of Fame of Quantum Electrodynamics"  Controversies, Letter to Phys. Rev. Lett. and Recollections of S.G. Gasiorowicz  Letter to Gasiorowicz  Källén's Rejected Rebuttal  Why the Lee Model  KällénPauli Correspondence on the Lee Model  Early Work on Vertex Function and Rochester Conference 1957  A.S. Wightman: Theoretical Physics at the IHÉS  Some Retrospective Remarks  Pauli's Complaints about Källén's Work on the nPoint Functions  Work on Radiative Corrections  Alberto Sirlin: Källén and Radiative Corrections  Love for Mathematics  G. Källén: A Connection Between the BergmanWeil Integral and the Cauchy Integral 

Part 5. Publications, Selected Papers and Commentaries  List of Publications 

Paper [1949]: Higher Approximations in the external field for the Problem of Vacuum Polarization 

Paper [1950b]: Mass and chargerenormalizations in quantum electrodynamics without the use of the interaction representation 

Paper [1950f]: Formal Integration of the Equations of Quantum Theory in the Heisenberg Representation  Paper [1952a]: On the Definition of the Renormalization Constants in Quantum Electrodynamics  Paper [1953a]: Charge Renormalization and the Identity of Ward  Paper [1953c]: On the Magnitude of the Renormalization Constants in Quantum Electrodynamics  Paper [1955a]: Fourth Order Vacuum Polarization  Paper [1955b]: On the Mathematical Structure of T.D. Lee's Model of a Renormalizable Field Theory  Additional Commentaries  Commentaries on Papers from the Period 19501953  Commentaries on Papers from the Period 19541961  Commentaries on Papers from the Period 19621968 
Summary 
Wolfgang Pauli referred to him as 'my discovery, ' Robert Oppenheimer described him as 'one of the most gifted theorists' and Niels Bohr found him enormously stimulating. Who was the man in question, Gunnar Källén (19261968)? His appearance in the physics sky was like a shooting star. His contributions to the scientific debate caused excitement among young and old. Similar to his friend and mentor, Wolfgang Pauli, he demanded honesty and rigor in physics  a distinct dividing line between fact and speculation. In his obituary, Arthur S. Wightman would write: 'Gunnar Källén was a proud continuer of the tradition in quantum field theory established by Wolfgang Pauli. His papers on quantum electrodynamics in the period 19501954 carried the nonperturbative approach to quantum electrodynamics forward to a point beyond which very little essential progress has been made up to the present day. At the time I was trying to puzzle out the grammar of the language of quantum field theory, and here was Källén already writing poetry in the language!'. In addition to being a remarkable scientist, Källén had a very interesting personality, well worth exploring. In her book, physicist Cecilia Jarlskog traces both the personal and scientific trajectory of this unsung hero of the early days of highenergy physics and quantum field theory. A number of invited contributions by members of the Källén family and distinguished researchers from the field, all of them personally acquainted with Källén, combine to form an authentic portrait of the researcher and the man. Last but not least, the reader will become acquainted with some aspects of the history of particle physics in those days, as related by Källén and those who corresponded with him. A commented selection of his most important and not easily accessible papers is included as an added bonus for specialists 
Analysis 
mathematische natuurkunde 

mathematical physics 

kwantumtheorie 

quantum theory 

deeltjes 

particles 

fysica 

physics 

filosofie 

philosophy 

Physics (General) 

Fysica (algemeen) 
Notes 
Includes index 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 28, 2013) 
Subject 
Källén, Gunnar, 19261968.


Källén, Gunnar, 19261968 

Physicists  Biography.


Physique.


Astronomie.


Physicists.

Genre/Form 
Biographies.


Biographies.


Biographies.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Jarlskog, C. (Cecilia), 1941 editor.

ISBN 
9783319006277 

3319006274 
