This volume contains the papers presented at a September 1975 conference held a Northeastern University.
The editors write that "during the past few years, there has been a large increase in the use of field theory as a framework for understanding high energy phenomena. This includes work on the structure of gauge theories, unified theories of interactions, theories of quark confinement, supersymmetry and coherent state phenomena. Several of these approaches involve innovative methods of applying field theory and perhaps some have the possibility of developing into fundamental theories. Research has been progressing at a rapid pace and whole new areas have recently sprung up... We hope that the book will be a useful reference for high energy theorists already working in this area, as well as a helpful introduction to other theorists and experimentalists who wish to learn the present status of the field."