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Undergraduate Texts in Physics
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Astroparticle Physics

Authors: Grupen, Claus

  • Gives an overview of all main ideas and concepts in astroparticle physics, serving as concise introduction into the field
  • New edition covers numerous new topics such as astrobiology, neutrino physics and extrasolar planets
  • Now with all details to understand gravitational waves and their discovery
  • Illustrates the interface and interaction of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology
  • Includes many real-world astrophysics examples
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  • Due: December 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27339-2
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Softcover 62,39 €
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About this Textbook

This second, revised and thoroughly updated edition of the successful textbook by Claus Grupen describes the branch of astrophysics known as astroparticle physics. Using experimental methods known from cosmic ray and particle physics, astroparticle physics investigates processes of highest energies taking place in the universe. The new edition reports on progress made by recent discoveries in gravitational wave astronomy and neutrino astronomy (including all details needed to understand recent discoveries in multi-messenger experiments) and also astrobiology.

After a historical introduction to the basics of elementary particles the author describes their interactions and the relevant detection techniques. The main body of the book concerns cosmic rays as well as particle processes in astrophysics and cosmology including the physics of the early universe.

The book provides an orientation in the field of astroparticle physics that many beginners might be looking for. It also presents new sections exploring the interface between particle physics and cosmic radiation and illustrates the impact of particle physics discoveries to astroparticle physics. The physics is presented using little mathematics, and the results are illustrated by many diagrams and illustrative scientific cartoons which ease the reading of the book. Closing the gap between expert and popular level, the book is highly recommended for undergraduate students in physics or astronomy. It also includes an extensive glossary and a detailed index.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Claus Grupen has studied physics in Kiel and has been visiting scientist and professor at the Universities of Durham, UK and of Tokyo, Japan. He has more than 35 years of teaching experience at Siegen University (physics and astrophysics). He has a long research history at CERN, there he focused on electron-positron physics with the ALEPH-experiment. In addition he is involved in the Cosmolep at CERN, studying cosmic rays. Prof. Grupen is fellow of the Royal Society of England and senior fellow of the Helmholtz Alliance for astroparticle physics.


Buy this book

eBook 51,16 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27339-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 62,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: December 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27341-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astroparticle Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27339-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27341-5
Series ISSN
2510-411X
Edition Number
2
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
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