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© 2012

Particles and Fundamental Interactions

An Introduction to Particle Physics

Textbook

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 11-44
  4. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 45-71
  5. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 73-100
  6. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 101-111
  7. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 113-133
  8. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 135-178
  9. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 179-228
  10. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 229-264
  11. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 265-311
  12. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 313-345
  13. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 347-383
  14. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 385-413
  15. Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, Maurizio Spurio
    Pages 415-457
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 459-498

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to provide the basis of theoretical foundation and phenomenological knowledge of the structure of matter at the subatomic level. It starts by presenting the general concepts at the simplest level and does not require previous knowledge of the field, except for the basic quantum mechanics. The readers are gradually introduced to the increasingly more advanced topics, so that this text can accompany students all the way to their graduate and doctoral studies in experimental high-energy physics.
Special emphasis is placed on experimental and phenomenological aspects of the field and how measurements and theory interplay in the development of particle physics. The book is based on the authors’ undergraduate and graduate lecture courses at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Keywords

Giorgio Giacomelli book hadrons and quarks introduction to elementary particle physics nuclear and subnuclear physics particle acceleration particle and nuclear physics textbook positron-electron collisions subnuclear physics introduction undergraduate particle physics weak interaction

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2., Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Physics and INFNUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

About the authors

^ 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”.

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