Discoveries at the Frontiers of Science

From Nuclear Astrophysics to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

  • Johannes Kirsch
  • Stefan Schramm
  • Jan Steinheimer-Froschauer
  • Horst Stöcker

Part of the FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series book series (FIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joerg Aichelin, Pol B. Gossiaux, Marlene Nahrgang, Klaus Werner
    Pages 1-9
  3. Leonid Frankfurt, Mark Strikman, Alexei Larionov, Andreas Lehrach, Rudolf Maier, Hendrik van Hees et al.
    Pages 33-53
  4. Sarmistha Banik, Debades Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 85-94
  5. William M. Spinella, Fridolin Weber, Gustavo A. Contrera, Milva G. Orsaria
    Pages 95-106
  6. Matthias Hanauske, Horst Stöcker
    Pages 107-132
  7. Hans Geissel, Gottfried Münzenberg, Christoph Scheidenberger
    Pages 183-200
  8. Gottfried Münzenberg, Hans Geissel, Christoph Scheidenberger
    Pages 201-211
  9. Mirko Schäfer, Bo Tranberg, Martin Greiner
    Pages 239-251
  10. Hartmuth Arenhövel
    Pages 265-284
  11. Christoph Hartnack
    Pages 303-329
  12. Johann Rafelski
    Pages 331-349

About this book


With contributions by leading theoreticians, this book presents the discoveries of hitherto hidden connections between seemingly unrelated fields of fundamental physics. The topics range from cosmology and astrophysics to nuclear-, particle- and heavy-ion science. A current example concerns the sensitivity of gravitational wave spectra to the phase structure of dense nuclear and quark matter in binary neutron star collisions. The contributions by Hanauske and Stoecker as well as Banik and Bandyopadhyay relate the consequent insights to hot dense nuclear matter created in supernova explosions and in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Studies of the equation of state for neutron stars are also presented, as are those for nuclear matter in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. Other reviews focus on QCD-thermodynamics, charmed mesons in the quark-gluon plasma, nuclear theory, extensions to the standard general theory of relativity, new experimental developments in heavy ion collisions and renewable energy networks. The book will appeal to advanced students and researchers seeking a broad view of current challenges in theoretical physics and their interconnections. 


High Energy Heavy Ion Collision Quark-Gluon Plasma Accretion disk simulation Generic Geometrodynamics Theory Exotic Nuclei Heavy element research and history Interconnection of physical theories Tribute to Walter Greiner

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Kirsch
    • 1
  • Stefan Schramm
    • 2
  • Jan Steinheimer-Froschauer
    • 3
  • Horst Stöcker
    • 4
  1. 1.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.(deceased)Stefan Schramm wrote this book while at Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-34233-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-34234-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8900
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8919
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