nLab Gerard ’t Hooft

Selected writings

Proving the non-renormalizability of Einstein-gravity (general relativity):

Introducing 't Hooft double line notation and the large N limit of Yang-Mills theory/QCD at fixed 't Hooft coupling in terms of planar Feynman diagrams:

On D=2 QCD ('t Hooft model):

Original argument that magnetic monopoles may appear in grand unified theories:

On naturalness and chiral symmetry breaking (and introducing the concept that became known as 't Hooft anomalies):

  • Gerard 't Hooft, Naturalness, Chiral Symmetry, and Spontaneous Chiral Symmetry Breaking In: G. ‘Hooft et al., Recent Developments in Gauge Theories, NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series 59, Springer (1980) [doi:10.1007/978-1-4684-7571-5_9]

On 3d gravity as a Chern-Simons theory and its holographic relation to a 2d CFT boundary field theory (well before AdS/CFT was conceived from string theory):

On instantons in chiral perturbation theory:

On non-perturbative quantum field theory:

Introducing the holographic principle:

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