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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.


Based on the celebrated lectures of the influential particle physicist Giorgio Giacomelli, this volume, now in a new edition, aims to provide the basic theoretical foundations, and phenomenological knowledge of, the structure of matter at the subatomic level.


Author Sylvie Braibant

Author Giorgio Giacomelli

Author Maurizio Spurio

Biography Giorgio Giacomelli

Giorgio M. Giacomelli became full professor of Physics in 1971. He is (co)author of 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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GTIN 9789400724631

Release Date 16.11.2011

Language English

Pages 498

Original Title Particelle e interazioni fondamentali

Original Language Italian

Product type Paperback

Dimension 9.25 x 6.10 x 6.10  inches

Product Weight 27.41 ounces

Particles and Fundamental Interactions

An Introduction to Particle Physics

Sylvie Braibant


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