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Dedication to Nathan Isgur

Wise, Mark B. (2002) Dedication to Nathan Isgur. In: Heavy Flavor Physics. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.618. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y., pp. 1-3. ISBN 0-7354-0064-4.

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Nathan passed away in July after a lengthy illness. I am sure most of you are familiar with his many contributions to heavy quark physics and it is certainly fitting that we take a few minutes to honor him at the beginning of this meeting. Actually Nathan's main physics interest was the strong interactions rather than heavy quark physics per se. He was already very well known for work he did with Gabriel Karl and others on the nonrelativistic quark model before the work that he did on heavy quark symmetry and its applications. However, Nathan understood the limitations of the nonrelativistic quark model, and was thrilled that the methods he helped develop allowed one to derive systematically from the theory of the strong interactions many properties of hadrons that contain a heavy quark.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 24 May 2002.
Subject Keywords:quark models, quark mass, elementary particle strong interactions, hadrons
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:618
Classification Code:PACS: 12.39.Jh; 12.15.Ff
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Official Citation:Dedication to Nathan Isgur Mark B. Wise, AIP Conf. Proc. 618, 1 (2002), DOI:10.1063/1.1478815
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