By I. I. Bigi
By A. I. Sanda
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year: 2009
Online Publication Date:March 2010
Chapter DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511581014.003
All animals are equal.
But some animals are
more equal than others!G. Orwell, Animal Farm
The sciences in general and physics in particular are full of fascinating phenomena; this is why they have attracted intense human interest early on and have kept it ever since. Yet even so we feel that the question to which degree nature is invariant under time reversal and CP transformations is so fundamental that it richly deserves its own comprehensive monograph. Two lines of reasoning – different, though not unrelated to each other – lead us to this conclusion. The first relies on multi-layered considerations, the second is based on a property inferred for the whole universe.