Chirality: A Scientific Leitmotif

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Wall from the “Cave of the Hands”, Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Frank Wilczek
Handedness, or chirality, has been a continuing source of inspiration across a wide range of scientific problems. After a quick review of some important, instructive historical examples, I present three contemporary case studies involving sophisticated applications of chirality at the frontier of present-day science in the measurement of the muon magnetic moment, in topological physics, and in exploring the “chirality” of time. Finally, I briefly discuss chirality as a source of fertile questions.


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December 15, 2021 at 3:04 pm

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