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Frontiers of Fundamental Physics and Physics Education Research

  • Burra G. Sidharth
  • Marisa Michelini
  • Lorenzo Santi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Talks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Manuel G. Velarde, Werner Ebeling, Alexander P. Chetverikov
      Pages 3-13
    3. Salvatore Capozziello, Mariafelicia De Laurentis
      Pages 15-28
    4. Francesco Guerra, Nadia Robotti
      Pages 29-39
    5. Elena Sassi, Marisa Michelini
      Pages 41-55
  3. Astronomy and Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Vincent Bouillot, Jean-Michel Alimi, Yann Rasera, André Füzfa
      Pages 89-95
    3. Giuseppe Fazio, Mauro Giaconi, Davide Quatrini
      Pages 97-100
  4. Particle Physics and High Energy Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Antonio Sidoti
      Pages 103-111
    3. Vincent Bouillot, Jean-Michel Alimi, Cristiano Germani
      Pages 113-117
    4. Simone Brazzale
      Pages 119-123
  5. Gravitation and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. M. De Laurentis, Lorenzo Fatibene, Mauro Francaviglia
      Pages 127-140
    3. Paolo Aschieri
      Pages 151-164

About these proceedings


In a knowledge-based society, research into fundamental physics plays a vital role not only in the enhancement of human knowledge but also in the development of new technology that affects everday life.The international symposium series Frontiers of Fundamental Physics (FFP) regularly brings together eminent scholars and researchers working in various areas in physics to exchange expertise, ideas, results, and new research perspectives. The twelfth such symposium, FFP12, took place at the University of Udine, Italy, and covered diverse fields of research: astrophysics, high energy physics and particle physics, theoretical physics, gravitation and cosmology, condensed matter physics, statistical physics, computational physics, and mathematical physics. Importantly, it also devoted a great deal of attention to physics education research, teacher training in modern physics, and popularization of physics. The high scientific level of FFP12 was guaranteed by the careful selection made by scientific coordinators from among 250 submissions from 28 countries across the world. During the three days of the conference, nine general talks were delivered in plenary sessions, 29 invited talks were given in specific topic areas, and 59 oral presentations were made. This book presents a selection of the best contributions at FFP12 with the aim of acquainting readers with the most important recent advances in fundamental physics and in physics education and teacher development.


ATLAS Experiment Computational Physics Cosmic Rays Dark Energy Frontiers of Fundamental Physics Gamma-rays Gauge Theories Gravitation High Energy Physics MAGIC Telescope Physics Education Physics Teaching Quantum Mechanics Quantum Theories String Theory Theoretical Physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Burra G. Sidharth
    • 1
  • Marisa Michelini
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Santi
    • 3
  1. 1.Birla Science CentreHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.DCFA - Section ofMathematics and PhysicsUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  3. 3.DCFA - Section of Mathematics and PhysicUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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