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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Particles and Fundamental Interactions

An Introduction to Particle Physics

Authors: Braibant, Sylvie, Giacomelli, Giorgio, Spurio, Maurizio

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  • Based on the lectures of Giorgio M. Giacomelli, one of the most influential experimentalists in particle physics in the last 40 years
  • A comprehensive text that covers both traditional and recent topics in particle physics
  • Provides the theoretical and phenomenological basis to understand the subatomic structure of matter
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The book provides theoretical and phenomenological insights on the structure of matter, presenting concepts and features of elementary particle physics and fundamental aspects of nuclear physics. 

Starting with the basics (nomenclature, classification, acceleration techniques, detection of elementary particles), the properties of fundamental interactions (electromagnetic, weak and strong) are introduced with a mathematical formalism suited to undergraduate students. Some experimental results (the discovery of neutral currents and of the W± and Z0 bosons; the quark structure observed using deep inelastic scattering experiments) show the necessity of an evolution of the formalism. This motivates a more detailed description of the weak and strong interactions, of the Standard Model of the microcosm with its experimental tests, and of the Higgs mechanism. The open problems in the Standard Model of the microcosm and macrocosm are presented at the end of the book. 

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^ 650 publications in scientific journals and over 350 reports and conference proceedings. He supervised 115 Laurea Theses, 30 PhD Theses.  He received prizes from the Italian Physical Society, the University of Bologna and from the A. Della Riccia Foundation. He is “Marchigiano of the year 2006”. In 1981 the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) listed him in the “1000 Contemporary Scientists Most-Cited in 1969-78". He is presently in the Highly Cited list of ISI.
He was Director of the Institute of Physics, of the Department of Physics (1975-88) and President of the Laurea in Physics Committee of the University of Bologna. He was a member of many national and international scientific committees (SPSC, LEPC and ECFA at CERN, HEP at Fermilab, of INFN, of the ENI foundation, of CTS of ENEA, bioethics of CNR, of the Galvani Committee). Presently he is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bologna, collaborator of INFN and CERN, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Socio Benemerito of the Italian Physical Society, member of the European Physical Society, of the Accademia delle Scienze di Bologna, of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Accademia Teatina. He is one of the Editors of the Journal “Astroparticle Physics”.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particles and Fundamental Interactions
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Particle Physics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2464-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2464-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2463-1
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 498
Number of Illustrations
167 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original italian edition published with title: Particelle e interazioni fondamentali
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