# Asymptotic freedom: from paradox to paradigm.

@article{Wilczek2005AsymptoticFF, title={Asymptotic freedom: from paradox to paradigm.}, author={F. Wilczek}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2005}, volume={102 24}, pages={ 8403-13 } }

Asymptotic freedom was developed as a response to two paradoxes: the weirdness of quarks, and in particular their failure to radiate copiously when struck; and the coexistence of special relativity and quantum theory, despite the apparent singularity of quantum field theory. It resolved these paradoxes, and catalyzed the development of several modern paradigms: the hard reality of quarks and gluons, the origin of mass from energy, the simplicity of the early universe, and the power of symmetry… Expand

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