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Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics

Questions to the Universe

  • Alessandro De Angelis
  • Mário João Martins Pimenta

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 21-69
  4. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 71-99
  5. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 101-187
  6. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 189-244
  7. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 245-360
  8. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 361-420
  9. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 421-504
  10. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 505-536
  11. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 537-616
  12. Alessandro De Angelis, Mário João Martins Pimenta
    Pages 617-646
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 647-661

About this book

Introduction

This book, written by researchers who had been professionals in accelerator physics before becoming leaders of groups in astroparticle physics, introduces both fields in a balanced and elementary way, requiring only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics on the part of the reader. The early history of particle physics cannot be distinguished from the history of cosmic rays. With the advent of accelerators, however, the importance of cosmic rays in particle physics was lost. This situation persisted until the 1990s, when novel techniques allowed breakthrough discoveries, and exploration of new physics scales now requires returning to cosmic rays. The new profile of scientists in fundamental physics ideally involves the merging of knowledge in astroparticle and particle physics, but the duration of modern experiments is such that people cannot simultaneously be practitioners in both. Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics is designed to bridge the gap between the fields. It can be used as a self-training book, a consultation book, or a textbook providing a “modern” approach to particles and fundamental interactions.

Keywords

Astrobiology Astroparticle Physics Cosmic Rays Cosmology Introduction Field theories High-Energy Physics Neutrino oscillations and masses Particle detection Particles and symmetries The Higgs mechanism

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro De Angelis
    • 1
  • Mário João Martins Pimenta
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Physics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Udine and INFN PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física de PartículasUniversity of LisboaLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2688-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2687-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2688-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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