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Regularization and Renormalization of Gauge Fields

- G. '. Hooft, Martinus J. G. Veltman
- Physics
- 1 July 1972

A new regularization and renormalization procedure is presented. It is particularly well suited for the treatment of gauge theories. The method works for theories that were known to be renormalizable… Expand

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Confinement of quarks

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 30 June 2003

Abstract A general introduction to the topological mechanism responsible for the absolute confinement of quarks inside hadronic bound states is given, including the effects of a finite instanton… Expand

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Naturalness, chiral symmetry, and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 1 August 1979

A properly called “naturalness” is imposed on gauge theories. It is an order-of-magnitude restriction that must hold at all energy scales μ. To construct models with complete naturalness for… Expand

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Dimensional Reduction in Quantum Gravity

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics, Mathematics
- 19 October 1993

The requirement that physical phenomena associated with gravitational collapse should be duly reconciled with the postulates of quantum mechanics implies that at a Planckian scale our world is not… Expand

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Computation of the quantum effects due to a four-dimensional pseudoparticle

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 15 December 1976

A detailed quantitative calculation is carried out of the tunneling process described by the Belavin-Polyakov-Schwarz-Tyupkin field configuration. A certain chiral symmetry is violated as a… Expand

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On the Phase Transition Towards Permanent Quark Confinement

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 5 June 1978

In quantized gauge field theories one can introduce sets of operators that modify the gauge-topological structure of the fields but whose physical effect is essentially local. In 2 + 1 dimensional… Expand

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One loop divergencies in the theory of gravitation

- G. '. Hooft, Martinus J. G. Veltman
- Physics
- 1974

All one-loop divergencies of pure gravity and all those
of gravitation interacting with a scalar particle are calculated. In the case
of pure gravity, no physically relevant divergencies remain;… Expand

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A property of electric and magnetic flux in non-Abelian gauge theories

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 1979

Abstract Pure non-Abelian gauge models with gauge group SU( N ) are considered in a box with periodic boundary conditions at various temperatures β −1 . Electric and magnetic flux are defined in a… Expand

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On the Quantum Structure of a Black Hole

- G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 1985

The assumption is made that black holes should be subject to the same rules of quantum mechanics as ordinary elementary particles or composite systems. Although a complete theory for reconciling this… Expand

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The gravitational shock wave of a massless particle

- T. Dray, G. '. Hooft
- Physics
- 1985

The (spherical) gravitational shock wave due to a massless particle moving at the speed of light along the horizon of the Schwarzchild black hole is obtained. Special cases of our procedure yield… Expand

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