He was also a very modest and friendly man, impressing everyone with his sharp intellect as well as his humanity. This volume contains essays written by many of his friends and students, including both detailed reports on his scientific achievements as well as personal reminiscences. Also collected in the volume are some selected reprints of Mandelstam's early seminal papers and abstracts of selected papers representing the full spectrum of his contributions.Contents: Recollections of Stanley Mandelstam (Geoffrey Chew)Scientific Biography of Stanley Mandelstam: 1955–1980 (Charles B Thorn)Scientific Biography of Stanley Mandelstam: 1981–2016 (Nathan Berkovits)Stanley Mandelstam: Brief Biography and Selected Publications with Commentary (Ling-Lie Chau)Stanley Mandelstam: The Early Years at a 'Most Stimulating Theoretical Group' (Sabine Lee)The Guiding Influence of Stanley Mandelstam, from S-Matrix Theory to String Theory (Peter Goddard)Remembering Stanley: From a Source of Inspiration to a Fair Strong Competitor (G Veneziano)Stanley Mandelstam and Me and Life on the Light-cone (Lars Brink)Reminiscences of Stanley Mandelstam (John H Schwarz)Stanley Mandelstam and My Postdoctoral Years at Berkeley (Steven Frautschi)Reminiscences on Stanley Mandelstam (Korkut Bardakci)Remembering a Gentle Giant of Physics (Charles Sommerfield)Grad School with Stanley Mandelstam (Joseph Polchinski)Remembering a Gentle Giant of Physics (Mary K Gaillard)Mandelstam & NAL (Pierre Ramond)The Influence of Stanley Mandelstam (Michael B Green)My Interaction with Stanley Mandelstam (Paolo Di Vecchia)My Advisor Stanley (Sang-Jin Sin)Stanley Mandelstam My Graduate Supervisor (Arjun Berera)Reprints and Abstracts of Selected Publications: The Mandelstam Representations in the Mandelstam Variables for S-Matrices: Determination of the Pion-Nucleon Scattering Amplitude from Dispersion Relations and Unitarity. General TheoryAnalytic Properties of Transition Amplitudes in Perturbation TheoryTwo-Dimensional Representations of Scattering Amplitudes and Their ApplicationsThe S-Matrix Approach: Theory of Low-Energy Pion–Pion InteractionsDispersion Relations in Strong-Coupling PhysicsThe Mandelstam Path-Field Formulation for Quantum Gauge Theories and Feynman Rules: Quantum Electrodynamics Without Poten
Salam believed that "scientific thought is the common heritage of all mankind" and that the developing world should play its part, not merely by importing technology but by being the arbiter of its own scientific destiny. That belief saw him rise from humble beginnings in a village in Pakistan to become one of the world's most original and influential particle physicists, culminating in the 1979 Nobel Prize (shared with Glashow and Weinberg) for contributions to electroweak unification, which forms an integral part of the Standard Model.
The book collected the papers presented at this memorable event which saw many distinguished scientists participating as speakers to reflect on Prof Salam's great passion for the science and achievements.