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Andrzej Buras (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(8):11418.
One of the important phenomena in the field of fundamental interactions presently described by the the Standard Model (SM)... more
Bernard J Baars (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(8):2207.
While conscious (cs) experience has been discussed throughout history, the late 19th century saw a rise in physicalistic reductionism... more
Richard P Woodard (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(8):32243.
Ostrogradsky's construction of a Hamiltonian formalism for nondegenerate higher derivative Lagrangians is reviewed... more
Jean-Pierre Luminet (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(8):31544.
Cosmic Topology is the name given to the study of the overall shape of the universe, which involves both global topological features... more
Shoucheng Zhang (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(7):30275.
The electronic band structure determines the conductivity of metals and insulators. The band theory of solid describes... more
Erick J Weinberg (2015), Scholarpedia, 10(7):7484.
The Coleman-Weinberg mechanism is a phenomenon by which a theory that at tree level appears to have a symmetric vacuum... more
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