Papers and Books published by Y. S. Kim since 1961


2019


2018

  • New Perspectives on
    Einstein's E = mc2,
    with Marilyn E. Noz,
    World Scientific,
    availabble from various sources.

  • For the city of Bern, the birth place of
    E = mc2, click here.


2017

      In physics, harmonic oscillators and two-by-two matrices never become out-dated.

  • Harmonic Oscillators and Two-by-two Matrices in Symmetry Problems in Physics, Collection of the papers published in the Symmetry journal.
    Click here
    available from the Amazon.Com.

  • Photons in the Quantum World,
    with S. Baskal and M. E. Noz,
    Invited paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations (Jeju, South Korea, August 12-17, 2017).
    ArXiv.

  • Loop Representation of Wigner's Little Groups,
    with S. Baskal and M. E. Noz,
    Symmetry [9](7), 97:1-22 (2017),
    doi:10.3390/sym9070097.
    ArXiv.


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2013

  • Historical Approach to physics according to Kant, Einstein, and Hegel,
    presented at the 32nd Congress of the Italian Society of Historians of Physics and Astronomy (Rome, Italy, September 2012),
    publshed in the "Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering. Critical Problems in the History of Science and Society", edited by Raphael Pisano, Danilo Cappechi, and Anna Lukesova (Scientia Socialis Press, Scientia Socialis, Siauliai, Lithuania, 2013), pages 113 - 122.
    ArXiv.

  • Symmetries shared by the Poincaré Group and Poincaré Sphere,
    with Marilyn E. Noz,
    Symmetry [5], 223 - 252 (2013).
    doi:10.3390/sym5030233, ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Group in Ray and Polarization Optics,
    with Sibel Baskal,
    Chapter 9 in "Mathematical Optics: Classical, Quantum and Computational Methods" edited by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Maria L. Calvo, and Tatiana Alieva (CRC Taylor and Francis, New York 2013), pages 303 - 349.
    ArXiv.


2012

  • Dirac Matrices and Feynman's Rest of the Universe,
    with M. E. Noz,
    Symmetry [4], 626 - 643 (2012).
    ArXiv.

  • Poincaré Sphere and Decoherence Problems,
    presented at the Fedorov Memorial Symposium: International Conference "Spins and Photonic Beams at Interface," dedicated to the 100th anniversary of F.I.Fedorov (Minsk, Belarus, 2011).
    ArXiv.


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2009

  • ABCD matrices as similarity transformations of Wigner matrices and periodic systems in optics,
    with S. Baskal,
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A [26], 3049 - 2054 (2009).
    ArXiv.

  • Can the Quark Model Be Relativistic Enough to Include the Parton Model?
    with M. E. Noz,
    The Physics of Quarks: New Research (Horizons in World Physics, Volume 265), edited by Nicolas L. Watson and Theo M. Grant, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (Hauppauge, NY, 2009). pages 139 - 162.
    ArXiv.


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      Feynman liked the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, and he went there very often. I went there in 2000 to see why he liked this city so much.
      Click here for my Feynman page.

  • Feynman's Branes and Feynman's Oscillators,
    presented at the Workshop on Branes and Generalized Dynamics (Argonne, Illinois, USA, October 2003).
    ArXiv.

  • Is the concept of quantum probability consistent with Lorentz covariance?
    with M. E. Noz,
    presented at the Second International Conference on Foundations of Probability in Physics (Vaxjo, Sweden, June 2002).
    Proceedings edited by Andrei Khrennikov, Vaxjo University Press (Vaxjo 2002). pages 345-358.
    ArXiv.

  • Feynman's decoherence,
    Optics and Spectroscopy [94], 733 - 740 (2003).
    ArXiv.

  • Lens optics as an optical computer for group contractions,
    with S. Baskal,
    Phys. Rev. E [67], 056601:1 - 6 (2003).
    ArXiv.

  • Slide-rule-like property of Wigner’s little groups and cyclic S matrices for multilayer optics,
    with E. Georgieva,
    Phys. Rev. E [68], 026606: 1 -7 (2003).
    ArXiv.

  • Wigner's new physics frontier: Physics of two-by-two matrices, including the Lorentz group and optical instruments,
    presented at various conferences during the year 2003.
    ArXiv.


2002


2001

  • Internal space-time symmetries of massive and massless particles and their unification,
    prsented at the International Conference on Supersymmetry and Quantum Field Theory, in commemoration of Dmitri Volkov's 75th Birthday, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2000),
    Nuclear Physics (B - Proc. Suppl.) [102/103], 369 - 176.
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz group in Feynman's world: Wignr's Little Groups and their Applicationns,
    with M. E. Noz,
    in "Lorentz and Poincaré Invariance - 100 Years in the Development of Relativity," Pages 351 - 376, edited by J. P. Hsu and P. Zhang (World Scientific, 2001).
    ArXiv.

  • Symmetries shared by particle physics and quantum optics,
    presented at the 23rd International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (Dubna, 2000).
    ArXiv.

  • Iwasawa effect in multilayer optics,
    with E. Georgieva,
    Phys. Rev. E [64], 026602: 1-6 (2001).
    ArXiv.

  • Shear representations of beam transfer matrices,
    with S. Bakal,
    Phys. Rev. E [63], 056606:1 - 6 (2001).
    ArXiv. (with a different title).


2000

  • Feynman's entropy and decoherence problems,
    presented at the 20th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, (Gif-sur-Yvette, France 3-13 July 2000).
    Proceedings edited by Ali Mohammad-Djafari, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 568 (2001): pages 409-417.
    ArXiv.

  • Further contents of Einstein's E = mc2 ,
    presented at the 4th International Conference on Geometrization of Physics (Kazan, Russia, October, 1999).
    ArXiv,
    webpage.

  • Interferometers and decoherence matrices,
    with D. Han and M. E. Noz,
    Phys. Rev. E [61], 5907 - 5913 (2000).
    ArXiv.


1999


  • Illustratative Example of Feynman's Rest of the Universe,
    with D. Han and M. E. Noz,
    Am. J. Phys. [67], 61 - 66 (1999),
    pdf.
    ArXiv.

  • Gauge Transformations on Massless Spin-1/2 Particles and Neutrino Polarization as a Consequence of Gauge Invariance,
    contribution to the Proceedings of International Workshop on "Lorentz Group, CPT and Neutrinos" (Zacatecas, Mexico, June 23-26, 1999).
    ArXiv.

  • Space-time Symmetry Transformations of Elementary Particles realized in Optics Laboratories,
    presented at various conferences during the year 1999.
    ArXiv.
  • Wigner Rotations and Iwasawa Decompositions in Polarization Optics,
    with D. Han and M. E. Noz,
    Phys. Rev. E. [60], 1036 - 1041 (1999).
    ArXiv.

  • Two-pearl Strings: Feynman's Oscillators (Protvino)
    presented at the 22nd International Workshop on the Fundamental Problems of High Energy Physics and Field Theory (Protvino, Russia, June 1999).
    ArXiv.


1998

  • Does Lorentz boost destroy coherence?
    Fortschr. der Physik [46], 713 - 724 (1998).
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Covariance and Internal Space-time Symmetry of Relativistic Extended Particles,
    Contribution to the Nova Collection of papers on the Lorentz group (edited by Valeri Dvoeglazov).
    ArXiv.

  • Covariant Model of Relativistic Extended Particles based on the Oscillator Representation of the Poincaré Group,
    contribution to the Volume dedicated to Prof. T.Y.Wu on his 90th Birthday edited by J. P. Hsu and L. Hsu (World Scientific, Singapore, 1978).
    ArXiv.

  • Separable Four-dimensional Harmonic Oscillators and Representations of the Poincaré Group,
    3rd International Workshop on Classical and Quantum Integrable Systems (Yerevan, Armenia, 1998).
    ArXiv.

  • Wigner's photons,
    presented at the 5th International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations (Lake Balatonfured, Hungary, May 27-31, 1997).
    ArXiv.

  • Squeezed States as Representations of Symplectic Groups,
    presented at the 5th International Conference on Squeezed States and Uncertainty Relations (Lake Balatonfured, Hungary, May 27-31, 1997).
    ArXiv.


1997

  • Little groups and Maxwell-type tensors for massive and massless particles,
    Euro. J. Phys. [47], 357 - 380 (1997).
    ArXiv.

  • Jones matrix formalism as a representation of the Lorentz group
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A [14], 2290 - 2298 (1997).
    ArXiv.

  • Stokes parameters as a Minkowskian four-vector,
    with D. Han and M. E. Noz,
    Phys. Rev. E [56], 6055 - 6076 (1997).

    ArXiv.

    • I met Erdal Inonu at a conference held in Instanbul (1997). The younger person in this photo is Nikolaj Gromov. He was very enthusiastic about group contractions at that time.

    • Click here for my Wigner page, and Einstein page.

  • Group Contractions: Inonu, Wigner, and Einstein,
    Int. J. Mod. Phys. A [12], 71 - 78 (1997).

    ArXiv.

  • High-speed Contraction of Transverse Rotations to Gauge Transformations
    presented at the International Workshop on Quantum Groups, Deformations, and Contractions, Istanbul, Turkey (September 1997).
    ArXiv.

  • Wavlets and information preserving transformations,
    Quantum Communication, Computing, and Measurement, edited by O. Hirota, A. S. Holevo, and C. M. Caves (Plenum, New York, 1997). pages 119 -126,
    presented at the 3rd International Conference on Quantum Communications and Measurements (Fuji-Hakone Land, Japan, September, 1996).
    ArXiv.

  • Eugene Wigner and translation invariance (Poznan 96),
    presented at the 4th International School on Theoretical Physics: Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (Zajaczkowo, Poland, August-September, 1996).
    Proceedings edited by T. Lulek, W. Florek, and B. Lulek, World Scientific (Singapore, 1997): pages 1-12.
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz group in condensed matter physics (Poznan 96)
    presented at the 4th International School on Theoretical Physics: Symmetry and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (Zajaczkowo, Poland, August-September, 1996).
    Proceedings edited by T. Lulek, W. Florek, and B. Lulek, World Scientific (Singapore, 1997): pages 116-127.
    ArXiv.


1996

  • Wigner's Last Papers on Spacetime Symmetries,
    presnted at the 4th Wigner Symposium (Gudalajara, Mexico, 1995).
    Proceedings edited by N. M. Atakisiev, T. H. Seligman, K. B. Wolf (World Scientific, Singapore 1996): pages 1-10.
    ArXiv.

  • Wigner's Influence on Particle Physics: Unification of Spacetime Symmetries of Massive and Massless Particles,
    Acta Physica Polonica B [27], 2741 - 2746 (1996).
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Group derivable from Polarization Optics,
    with M. E. Noz,
    presented at the 21st International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics (Goslar, Germany, July, 1996).
    ArXiv.

  • Polarization Optics and Bilinear Representations of the Lorentz Group,
    with D. Han and M. E. Noz,
    Phys. Lett. A [219], 26 - 32 (1996).

  • Quantization and Spontaneous Emission in Circular Cylindrical Cavities,
    with K. Kakazu,
    Prog. of Theor. Phys. [96], 883 - 899 (1996).
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Boosts as Squeeze Transformations and the Parton picture
    J. Moscow Phys. Soc. [6], 45 - 58 (1996).
    ArXiv.

      Paul A. M. Dirac and his wife. She was Wigner's younger sister.

  • Wigner's Sisters,
    based on the preface of the Proceedings of the 4th Wigner Symposium, edited by N. M. Atakisiev, T. H. Seligman, K. B. Wolf (World Scientific, Singapore 1996).
    Symposium (World Scientific, Singapore, 1996).
    Webpage.
    ArXiv.

  • Neutrino Polarization as a Consequence of Gauge Invariance
    pesented at the 2nd International Workshop on Quantum Systems (Minsk, Belarus, May, 1996).
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Boosts as Squeeze Transformations and Coherence Problems,
    with D. Han
    presented at the 4th Wigner Symposium (Guadalajara, Mexico, 1995).
    Proceedings edited by N. M. Atakisiev, T. H. Seligman, K. B. Wolf (World Scientific, Singapore 1996): pages 458-461.
    ArXiv.

  • Lorentz Boosts as Squeeze Transformations and Coherence Problems,
    with D. Han,
    presented at the 4th Wigner Symposium (Gudalajara, Mexico, 1995).
    ArXiv.


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    In 1986, I was able to tell Eugene Wigner the stories he wanted to hear, and he used to visit the Univ. of Maryland. John S. Toll was the chancellor of the University at that time. He became very happy to meet Wigner.


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1973

  • Covariant harmonic oscillators and the quark model,
    with M. E. Noz,
    Phys. Rev. D. [8], 3521 - 3526 (1973).

  • Radial Effects in the Symmetric Quark Model,
    with T. De and M. E. Noz,
    Nuovo Cimento [13A], 1089 - 1101 (1973).

  • It took 1000 years for human brains to realize the circle is a special case of the ellipse.

  • Einstein formulated his special theory of relativity more than 100 years ago based on Lorentz transformations, yet it is not easy for physicists to see that the Lorentz boost is a squeeze transformation.


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How did he talk to Einstein?
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