China S Second Continent

Autor: Howard W. French
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307946657
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Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.

Neutrino Physics Second Edition

Autor: Kai Zuber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 142006472X
File Size: 52,23 MB
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When Kai Zuber’s pioneering text on neutrinos was published in 2003, the author correctly predicted that the field would see tremendous growth in the immediate future. In that book, Professor Zuber provided a comprehensive self-contained examination of neutrinos, covering their research history and theory, as well as their application to particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and the broad reach of cosmology; but now to be truly comprehensive and accurate, the field’s seminal reference needs to be revised and expanded to include the latest research, conclusions, and implications. Revised as needed to be equal to the research of today, Neutrino Physics, Second Edition delves into neutrino cross sections, mass measurements, double beta decay, solar neutrinos, neutrinos from supernovae, and high energy neutrinos, as well as new experimental results in the context of theoretical models. It also provides entirely new discussion on: Resolution of the solar neutrino problem The first real-time measurement of solar neutrinos below 1 MeV Geoneutrinos Long baseline accelerator experiments Written to be accessible to readers from diverse backgrounds, this edition, like the first, provides both an introduction to the field as well as the information needed by those looking to make their own contribution to it. And like the first edition, it whets the researcher’s appetite, going beyond certainty to pose those questions that still need answers.

The Perfect Wave

Autor: Heinrich Päs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674726197
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Almost weightless and able to pass through the densest materials with ease, neutrinos may offer answers to questions ranging from relativity and quantum mechanics to more radical theories about dark energy and supersymmetry. Heinrich Päs serves as our fluent guide to a particle world that tests the boundaries of space, time, and human knowledge.

French Japanese Symposium On Nuclear Structure Problems Organized In The Framework Of Fjnsp Lia And Efes

Autor: Hideaki Otsu
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814417947
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The book contains the papers presented in the French Japan Symposium on Nuclear Structure Problems, held in January 2011 at RIKEN Wako Campus with 100 participants. Based on the long history of collaboration between France and Japan in the field of nuclear physics, various problems in recent and future studies are discussed. Emphasis is on the structure of nuclei far from the stability, reactions involving stable and unstable nuclei, nuclear processes and properties in astrophysical interest, synthesis of super-heavy elements, and instrumentation and accelerator projects.

Neutrino Hunters

Autor: Ray Jayawardhana
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709424
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Winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association 2014 Science in Society Book Award A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of the Season A Book to Watch Out For, The New Yorker's Page-Turner Blog A Los Angeles Times Gift Guide Selection One of the Best Physics Books of 2013, Cocktail Party Physics Blog, Scientific American Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure into neutrinos and the scientists who pursue them The incredibly small bits of matter we call neutrinos may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet. For more than eighty years, adventurous minds from around the world have been chasing these ghostly particles, trillions of which pass through our bodies every second. Extremely elusive and difficult to pin down, neutrinos are not unlike the brilliant and eccentric scientists who doggedly pursue them. In Neutrino Hunters, the renowned astrophysicist and award-winning writer Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the shadowy world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who seek them. Demystifying particle science along the way, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications—interweaving tales of the sharp-witted theorist Wolfgang Pauli; the troubled genius Ettore Majorana; the harbinger of the atomic age Enrico Fermi; the notorious Cold War defector Bruno Pontecorvo; and the dynamic dream team of Marie and Pierre Curie. Then there are the scientists of today who have caught the neutrino bug, and whose experimental investigations stretch from a working nickel mine in Ontario to a long tunnel through a mountain in central Italy, from a nuclear waste site in New Mexico to a bay on the South China Sea, and from Olympic-size pools deep underground to a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice—called, naturally, IceCube. As Jayawardhana recounts a captivating saga of scientific discovery and celebrates a glorious human quest, he reveals why the next decade of neutrino hunting will redefine how we think about physics, cosmology, and our lives on Earth.

New Worlds In Astroparticle Physics

Autor: Alexander Krasnitz
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812791160
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The Fourth International Workshop on New Worlds in Astroparticle Physics was the latest in the biennial series, held in Faro, Portugal. The program included both invited and contributed talks. Each of the sessions opened with a pedagogical overview of the current state of the respective field. The following topics were covered: cosmological parameters; neutrino physics and astrophysics; gravitational waves; beyond standard models: strings; cosmic rays: origin, propagation and interaction; matter under extreme conditions; supernovae and dark matter. The proceedings have been selected for coverage in: . OCo Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings). Contents: Overviews in Astroparticle Physics; Astroparticle Physics Beyond the Standard Model; Matter Under Extreme Conditions; Cosmic Rays; Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics; Gravitational Waves and Tests of General Relativity; Supernovae and Dark Matter. Readership: Graduate students and researchers in astroparticle physics."