O'Reilly logo

CP Violation by A. I. Sanda, I. I. Bigi

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

1

Prologue

All animals are equal.But some animals aremore equal than others!

G. Orwell, Animal Farm

The sciences in general and physics in particular are full of fascinating phenomena; this is why they have attracted intense human interest early on and have kept it ever since. Yet even so we feel that the question to which degree nature is invariant under time reversal and CP transformations is so fundamental that it richly deserves its own comprehensive monograph. Two lines of reasoning – different, though not unrelated to each other – lead us to this conclusion. The first relies on multi-layered considerations, the second is based on a property inferred for the whole universe.

•   The first line of reasoning centres on the important role symmetries ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required