Frontiers of Fundamental Physics and Physics Education Research

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Burra G. Sidharth, Marisa Michelini, Lorenzo Santi
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 20, 2014 - Science - 615 pages
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 everyday 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.
 

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Contents

Solitons Solectrons and Electric Conduction
4
2 Generating the Mass of Particles from Extended Theories of Gravity
15
So Strong So Different
29
Problems and Challenges
40
Part IIAstronomy and Astrophysics
56
5 Simulation of High Energy Emission from GammaRay Bursts
57
6 Effects of Modified Dispersion Relations and Noncommutative Geometry on the Cosmological Constant Computation
71
7 Testing the Nature of Astrophysical Black Hole Candidates
80
Part VIIIMathematical Physics
340
Clock Synchronization and Bound States Center of Mass and Particle Worldlines Localization Problems and Entanglement
343
35 A New Computational Approach to Infinity for Modelling Physical Phenomena
352
Part IXComputational Physics
365
Parametric Studies on Grid Infrastructures
367
Part XPhysics TeachingLearning and Teachers Formation
375
The Case of Special Relativity
376
38 Stories in Physics Education
385

8 Are Anomalous Cosmic Flows A Challenge for LCDM?
89
9 New Strength to Plancks Length Choice
96
Part IIIParticle Physics and High Energy Physics
101
10 Results from the Atlas Experiment at the LHC
103
11 Covariant Perturbations Theory in General MultiFluids Cosmology
112
12 Susy Results at the LHC with the Atlas Detector
119
Part IVGravitation and Cosmology
124
Foundational Hypothesis
127
14 The Palatini Approach Beyond Einsteins Gravity
141
15 Extended Gravity from Noncommutativity
151
A Heretical Vision
165
17 From Clock Synchronization to Dark Matter as a Relativistic Inertial Effect
175
Pauli Exclusion Principle and Spontaneous Collapse Models
181
19 CMB Anisotropy Computations Using Hydra Gas Code
188
An Illustrated Introduction
197
Part VCondensed Matter Physics
204
21 Universality of Charge Transport Across Disordered NanometerThick Oxide Films
205
Part VIStatistical Physics
214
22 Pursuit and Evasion with Temporal Nonlocality and Stochasticity
215
Part VIITheoretical Physics
223
23 Behaviour at Ultra High Energies
225
24 Toward Ghost Imaging with Cosmic Ray Muons
236
25 The Dark Energy Universe
249
26 New Aspects of Collective Phenomena at Nanoscales in Quantum Plasmas
259
27 String Theory and Regularisation of SpaceTime Singularities
275
28 Fuzzy SpaceTime Quantization and Gauge Invariance
282
29 On Fluid Maxwell Equations
287
30 Dark Energy Condensate and Vacuum Energy
297
Foundations the Leptons Masses
305
32 Direction of Time from the Violation of Time Reversal Invariance
314
33 Study of Stability Matter Problem in Micropolar Generalised Thermoelastic
323
39 How Physics Education Research Contributes to Designing Teaching Sequences
397
40 Quantum Physics in Teacher Education
407
41 Using a Sociocultural Approach in Teaching Astronomy Concepts with Children of Primary School
417
42 Dynamic Modelling with MLEEnergy Dynamic for Primary School
425
43 The Story Format and the Cycle of Meaning Construction for Physics Education in Primary Schools
430
44 Teaching Modern Physics for Future Physics Teachers
439
The DoubleSlit Experiment ReExamined
444
A Path for High School
453
47 An Experimental Approach of Nodes Towards the Electric Potential for Students and Teachers
461
The Case of Modelling Personal Appropriation of Thermodynamics in Naturalistic Settings
471
The Case of the Positron
479
A Proposal of Conceptual Unification Experimented in the IDIFO3 Summer School
487
51 Theories as Crucial Aspects in Quantum Physics Education
496
52 An InterferenceDiffraction Experiment for Undergraduates
505
53 Disciplinary Knots and Learning Problems in Waves Physics
513
Studying Particle Tracks in Cloud and Streamer Chambers
520
55 Active Learning by Innovation in Teaching Alit
529
A Multimedia Tutorial
537
Hints and Suggestions for an Inquiry Based Lab Approach
544
58 Investigating Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Scientific Inquiry
553
59 Learning Knots on Electrical Conduction in Metals
561
A Tool for Understanding Statistical Data Analysis
567
61 Active and Cooperative Learning Paths in the Pigelletos Summer School of Physics
573
The Case of Global Warming
578
63 Magnetic Field as Pseudovector Entity in Physics Education
583
64 A Model of Concept Learning in Physics
589
Part XIPopularization of Physics
594
65 Invitation to Physics not Only for Gifted Pupils
595
Video Report
605
67 Popularisation of Physics in the Wild
608
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