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dc.contributor.authorWilczek, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-09T14:53:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-09T14:53:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.date.submitted2015-12
dc.identifier.issn1364-503X
dc.identifier.issn1471-2962
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/108776
dc.description.abstractMaxwell’s mature presentation of his equations emphasized the unity of electromagnetism and mechanics, subsuming both as ‘dynamical systems’. That intuition of unity has proved both fruitful, as a source of pregnant concepts, and broadly inspiring. A deep aspect of Maxwell’s work is its use of redundant potentials, and the associated requirement of gauge symmetry. Those concepts have become central to our present understanding of fundamental physics, but they can appear to be rather formal and esoteric. Here I discuss two things: the physical significance of gauge invariance, in broad terms; and some tantalizing prospects for further unification, building on that concept, that are visible on the horizon today. If those prospects are realized, Maxwell’s vision of the unity of field and substance will be brought to a new level.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Department of Energy (DE-FG02-05ER41360)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoyal Society, Theen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0257en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourcearXiven_US
dc.titleUnification of force and substanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationWilczek, Frank. “Unification of Force and Substance.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 374, no. 2075 (July 2016): 20150257.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorWilczek, Frank
dc.relation.journalPhilosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciencesen_US
dc.eprint.versionOriginal manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsWilczek, Franken_US
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dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6489-6155
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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