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All Articles for Magazine issue 1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)
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1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Grand Unification -- Unifying Themes Special I: Grand Unification: An Elusive GrailThe fundamental forces in nature--gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak subnuclear forces--may be four expressions a single, universal, unifying phenomenon. To prove that they are, to write a grand unification theory, could represent as revolutionary an insight as did natural selection or the heliocentric solar system.Arthur FisherPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Introns And Exons -- Unifying Themes Special I: Split Genes: More Questions Than AnswersThe realization that genetic information does not come off the DNA molecule in a continuous chain is raising fundamental questions for evolution as well as for biological theory.Ben PatruskyPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Neutrinos -- Unifying Themes Special I: The Neutrino: The `Little Neutral One`The spectral neutrino, massless and chargeless, is the key to many cosmological and physical mysteries, if its own mysteries can be successfully revealed. Pauli's patchwork particle. Detection of the neutrino. Proton instability.Henry SimmonsPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Physical Oceanography -- Unifying Themes Special I: Ocean Circulation: A Stirring TaleRecent ability to observe `weather` in the world's oceans is enabling physical oceanographers to match the real world to the simple formulas they have long known. Filling in the unknowns. The instrument arsenal.George AlexanderPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Plate Tectonics -- Unifying Themes Special I: What Drives the Earth's Plates?The driving force of plate tectonics is probably convection of a kind. Of what kind is a question that can further unify geophysical theory.Patrick YoungPDF


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