Particles and Fundamental Interactions: Supplements, Problems and Solutions: A Deeper Insight into Particle Physics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 17, 2012 - Science - 189 pages

This volume is an exercises and solutions manual that complements the book "Particles and Fundamental Interactions" by Sylvie Braibant, Giorgio Giacomelli, and Maurizio Spurio. It aims to give additional intellectual stimulation for students in experimental particle physics.

It will be a helpful companion in the preparation of a written examination, but also it provides a means to gaining a deeper understanding of high energy physics. The problems proposed are sometimes true and important research questions, which are described and solved in a step-by-step manner. In addition to the problems and solutions, this book offers fifteen Supplements that give further insight into topical subjects related to particle accelerators, signal and data acquisition systems and computational methods to treat them.


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Historical Notes and Fundamental Concepts
Particle Interactions with Matter and Detectors
Particle Accelerators and Particle Detection
The Paradigm of Interactions The Electromagnetic Case
First Discussion of the Other Fundamental Interactions
Invariance and Conservation Principles
Interactions of Hadrons at Low Energies and the Static Quark Model
Weak Interactions and Neutrinos
High Energy Interactions and the Dynamic Quark Model
The Standard Model of the Microcosm
CPViolation and Particle Oscillations
Microcosm and Macrocosm
Fundamental Aspects of Nucleon Interactions

Discoveries in ElectronPositron Collisions

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