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Particle Physics Reference Library

Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Editors:

  • Reviews the standard model of particle physics, both from the theoretical and experimental perspective

  • Provides open access to previously published material which has been revised and updated

  • Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Herwig Schopper
    Pages 1-5Open Access
  3. Gauge Theories and the Standard Model

    • Guido Altarelli, Stefano Forte
    Pages 7-33Open Access
  4. The Standard Model of Electroweak Interactions

    • Guido Altarelli, Stefano Forte
    Pages 35-81Open Access
  5. QCD: The Theory of Strong Interactions

    • Guido Altarelli, Stefano Forte
    Pages 83-136Open Access
  6. QCD on the Lattice

    • Hartmut Wittig
    Pages 137-262Open Access
  7. The Discovery of the Higgs Boson at the LHC

    • Peter Jenni, Tejinder S. Virdee
    Pages 263-309Open Access
  8. Beyond the Standard Model

    • Eliezer Rabinovici
    Pages 455-517Open Access
  9. Symmetry Violations and Quark Flavour Physics

    • Konrad Kleinknecht, Ulrich Uwer
    Pages 519-623Open Access
  10. The Future of Particle Physics: The LHC and Beyond

    • Ken Peach
    Pages 625-630Open Access
  11. Correction to: Particle Physics Reference Library

    • Herwig Schopper
    Pages C1-C1Open Access

About this book

This first open access volume of the handbook series contains articles on the standard model of particle physics, both from the theoretical and experimental perspective. It also covers related topics, such as heavy-ion physics, neutrino physics and searches for new physics beyond the standard model.

A joint CERN-Springer initiative, the “Particle Physics Reference Library” provides revised and updated contributions based on previously published material in the well-known Landolt-Boernstein series on particle physics, accelerators and detectors (volumes 21A,B1,B2,C), which took stock of the field approximately one decade ago. Central to this new initiative is publication under full open access.


Keywords

  • Standard Model of particle physics
  • High energy physics handbook
  • Collider physics
  • Fundamental particles and forces
  • HEP reference work
  • experimental particle physics
  • Landolt-Boernstein elementary particles
  • accelerator physics experiments
  • physics of particle detectors
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

    Herwig Schopper

About the editor

Herwig Franz Schopper joined as a research associate at CERN since 1966 and returned in 1970 as leader of the Nuclear Physics Division, and went on to become a member of the directorate responsible for the co-ordination of CERN's experimental programme. He was chairman of the ISR Committee at CERN from 1973 to 1976 and was elected as member of the Scientific Policy Committee in 1979. Following Léon Van Hove and John Adams' years as Director-General for research and executive Director-General, Schopper became the sole Director-General of CERN in 1981. 

Schopper's years as CERN's Director-General saw the construction and installation of the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) and the first tests of four detectors for the LEP experiments. Several facilities (including ISR, BEBC and EHS) had to be closed to free up resources for LEP.


Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 59.99
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Hardcover Book USD 59.99
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