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Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

  • Ettore Fiorini

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. 50 Years of Neutrino Physics

    1. Rudolf Peierls
      Pages 1-10
    2. Frederick Reines
      Pages 11-28
  3. Neutrino Astrophysics

    1. W. Hampel
      Pages 61-79
  4. Weak Charged Currents

    1. Paul Musset
      Pages 81-106
    2. F. Eisele
      Pages 143-163
  5. Weak Neutral Currents

  6. Low and Intermediate Energy Interactions

    1. R. G. H. Robertson
      Pages 219-239
    2. Henry W. Sobel, Frederick Reines, Elaine Pasierb
      Pages 241-257
  7. Conservation Laws

  8. Weak Interactions in Electron and Hadron Experiments

    1. F. Dydak
      Pages 341-360
  9. Present and Future

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 417-421

About this book

Introduction

Neutrino '80 held at the Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture in Erice, was the tenth of a series of International Confer­ ences on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics. It also marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first mention, by Wolfgang Pauli, of a neutral particle emitted in beta decay. The conference occurred at a very propitious time in neutrino physics: the possibility of a non-zero neutrino mass and of neutrino oscillations has obvious implications of great importance in neutrino astrophysics and cosmology, as well as in the grand unified theories. In order to encourage contacts and discussions among the various experts in different branches of neutrino physics and astrophysics, the conference was based only on plenary sessions, and mainly on review talks. Short communications were accepted only if they bore new and unexpected results which could not be covered in the appro­ priate review. I would like to thank the participants for their understanding of this often unpopular rule. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the members of the International Advisory Committee, to George Marx, Secretary of the on-going International Neutrino Committee, to the rapporteurs and session chairmen. Thanks are especially due to Antonino Zichichi, Director of the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, for the warm and generous hospitality extended to us, and to Alberto Gabriele and Pinola Savalli for their untiring efforts to make our stay in Erice as enjoyable as fruitful.

Keywords

Beta decay Oscillation astrophysics cosmology physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ettore Fiorini
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly

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