Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics

Questions to the Universe

Authors: De Angelis, Alessandro, Pimenta, Mário João Martins

  • Introduces both particle and astroparticle physics in a balanced way, at the university level
  • Discusses the most recent discoveries 
  • Provides information on the latest cosmic ray detectors and the observational implications of new concepts in cosmology
  • Requires only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics
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About this Textbook

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 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.

About the authors

Alessandro de Angelis is a high-energy physicist and astrophysicist. Full Professor at the University of Udine and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon, he is currently Director of Research at INFN Padova and chairman of the collaboration board managing the MAGIC gamma-ray telescope at the Northern European Observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands. His main research interest is fundamental physics, especially astrophysics and elementary particle physics at accelerators. After graduating from Padova University, Professor de Angelis was employed at CERN in the 1990s, and he later became a founding member of the collaboration board managing the NASA Fermi gamma-ray telescope. He has been a lecturer in electromagnetism and astroparticle physics in Italy and Portugal and Visiting Professor at the ICRR in Tokyo, the Max-Planck Institute in Munich, and the University of Paris VI.

Mário Pimenta is a high-energy physicist and astrophysicist. He is Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon. In addition he is currently Director of the Laboratório de Instrumentação e Partículas (LIP), coordinator of the international PhD doctoral network IDPASC, and Portuguese representative at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. He was formerly a member of the WA72, WA74, NA38, and DELPHI experiments at CERN and of the EUSO collaboration at ESA. Professor Pimenta’s main research interests lie in high-energy physics, especially cosmic rays of extremely high energy, and the development of innovative detectors for astroparticle physics. After graduating from Lisbon and Paris VI universities, he was employed at CERN in the late 1980s. He has been a lecturer in general physics and particle physics in Portugal; he has also lectured at the University of Udine and been visiting professor at SISSA/ISAS in Trieste.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Understanding the Universe: Cosmology, Astrophysics, Particles, and Their Interactions

    Angelis, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • The Birth and the Basics of Particle Physics

    Angelis, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 21-69

  • Cosmic Rays and the Development of Particle Physics

    Angelis, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 71-99

  • Particle Detection

    Angelis, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 101-187

  • Particles and Symmetries

    Angelis, Alessandro (et al.)

    Pages 189-244

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  • ISBN 978-88-470-2688-9
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Softcover ca. $89.95
price for USA
  • Due: September 10, 2015
  • ISBN 978-88-470-2687-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Book Subtitle
Questions to the Universe
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2688-9
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2688-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2687-2
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 661
Number of Illustrations and Tables
391 b/w illustrations
Topics