Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Proceedings of the Third ESO-CERN Symposium, Held in Bologna, Palazzo Re Enzo, May 16–20, 1988

  • Michele Caffo
  • Roberto Fanti
  • Giorgio Giacomelli
  • Alvio Renzini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Astroparticle Physics (1988)

    1. Abdus Salam
      Pages 1-22
  3. Cosmological Parameters of the Universe

    1. Alan Dressler
      Pages 23-40
  4. Electoweak Physics in 1988

    1. R. D. Peccei
      Pages 41-65
  5. Lithium -7 as a cosmological observable

    1. Hubert Reeves
      Pages 67-78
  6. Recent Results from the e + e − Colliders TRISTAN and CESR

  7. The Large-Scale Distribution of Galaxies

    1. Margaret J. Geller
      Pages 83-103
  8. The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation and the Dog in the Night

  9. Quark Deconfinement and J/ψ Suppression in Nuclear Collisions

  10. A Brief Status Report on the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC)

  11. The Large Scale Structure of the Universe

    1. Nicola Vittorio
      Pages 159-180
  12. Status and Physics of the Fermilab TEVATRON

    1. Leon M. Lederman
      Pages 181-210
  13. Cosmic Strings and Galaxy Formation: Overview and Recent Results

  14. Results from the FREJUS Experiment

    1. L. Moscoso
      Pages 221-230
  15. Superclusters of Galaxies: Fractal Properties

  16. Underground Physics

    1. E. Bellotti
      Pages 235-254
  17. Probing the Universe with Rich Clusters of Galaxies as Giant Gravitational Telescopes

  18. Dark Matter in Astronomy

    1. D. Lynden-Bell
      Pages 261-277
  19. Dark Matter Candidates

    1. Michael S. Turner
      Pages 279-286
  20. Limits on Wimps from Globular Cluster Stars

    1. Robert T. Rood, Alvio Renzini
      Pages 287-292

About these proceedings

Introduction

In the development of Fundamental Physics on one side, and of Astronomy/Cosmology on the other side, periods of parallell, relatively independent progress seem to alternate with others of intense interaction and mutual influence. To this latter case belong the very beginnings of Modern Physics, with Galileo and Newton. There is now a widespread feeling that another of such flourishing periods may have started some ten years ago, with the advent of Unified Theories and the introduction of Inflationary Cosmologies. The interaction between the two disciplines has become tighter ever since, spurring studies of e. g. astronomical and particle Dark Matter candidates, Superstrings and Cosmic Strings, phase transitions in the Early Universe, etc. etc. Then the recent birth of Neutrino Astronomy has added further flavor to this splendid conjunction. It was indeed with the clear perception of this trend that six years ago CERN and ESO decided to jointly organize a series of symposia focusing on the interactions between Astronomy, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics, to be held about every two years. The aim of these meetings is to bring together astronomers, cosmologists, and particle physicists to exchange information, to discuss scientific issues of common interest, and to take note of the latest devolopments in each discipline that are relevant to the other. The First ESO-CERN Symposium was held at CERN (Geneva) on November 21-25, 1983. Then for its Second edition the ESO-CERN Symposium moved to Garching bei Miinchen, where ESO headquarters are located, and took place on March 17-21, 1986.

Keywords

Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Universe astronomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Caffo
    • 1
  • Roberto Fanti
    • 2
  • Giorgio Giacomelli
    • 3
  • Alvio Renzini
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità di BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di BolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0965-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6923-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0965-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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