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Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy
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#
Theoretical High Energy Physics

## Contents

## Related pages

## Research activities of the high energy theory group

Theoretical particle physics has advanced its frontiers enormously
in recent years. The success of the Weinberg-Salam model of
electroweak interactions, culminating in the recent discovery of the
W+- and Z , has led to efforts to find a unified theory including
quantum chromodynamics and perhaps general relativity as well. A
theory of all interactions and particles usually has far-reaching
implications, for instance, predicting proton decay, and affecting the
development of the universe in the first few moments after the big
bang. Thus particle physics now relates to problems in cosmology, such
as galaxy formation and the observed predominance of matter over
anti-matter. The most ambitious of these unified theories--
superstrings--is being intensively studied at Rutgers, which has one of
the strongest particle theory groups in the world. Other problems,
such as developing methods to study non- abelian gauge theories in
nonperturbative regimes, electroweak baryogenisis, and computational
methods, are also being studied. Advances in the understanding of
field theory have yielded techniques and predicted phenomena which are
relevant to mathematics, statistical mechanics, and condensed matter
physics.
To learn more, look at the pages of
the members of the group.

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Revised Apr 02, 2008