Particle physics and astrophysics: current viewpoints : proceedings of the XXVII Int. Universitätswochen für Kernphysik, Schladming, Austria, February 1988
Eight carefully written articles on the interactions between the ideas and concepts of particle physics and those of astrophysics make up this book. Two long introductory lectures give a survey of modern concepts in particle physics and in astrophysics and cosmology, stressing features of common interest. The other six contributions deal with the physics of supernova explosions, with black holes, with neutrino oscillations, with the importance of phase transitions for the large-scale structure of the Universe, and with the use of the ideas of quantum gravity for computer simulations. These rather detailed review articles will be of value for many years to come. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers both in particle physics and in astrophysics.
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Introduction and Survey
Restoration of Spontaneously Broken Symmetries
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accretion action apparent horizon approximation asymptotically background baryon binary black hole bosons calculations clusters comoving configuration conservation const constant coordinates corresponding cosmic strings cosmological curvature curve dark matter defined discussed distribution early universe electron energy density entropy equation equilibrium event horizon evolution fermions field fluctuations function galaxies gauge given gravitational helium Higgs Hubble hypercube hypersurface infinity initial interaction invariant lattice lepton limit loops luminosity mass massive metric neutrino neutron star NS's nuclear null hypersurface observed obtain outgoing parameter particle physics perturbation phase photons Phys Planck Planck mass potential problem quantum radiation radius region relativistic scalar scale Schwarzschild Section simulations singularity solution space spacelike spacetime spherical spin spinor spontaneous symmetry breaking stellar stress-energy tensor structure supernova SUSY symmetry breaking temperature theorem theory thermal trapped surface typical vacuum Vaidya metric vector velocity X-ray source