Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Erice, Italy, June 20-30, 1992

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The symbiosis between particles physics and cosmology has virtually become a conjugal relationship. Hence the 9th Biennial Course of the International School of Cosmic-Ray Astrophysics was designed to bridge these formerly disparate disciplines. This NATO Advanced Study Institute took place at the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Italy, June 20-30, 1992. Seventy participants from 17 countries participated in lively interactions and enjoyed the stimulating lectures that form the basis for this volume. The book includes current advances in both astrophysics (cosmic gamma ravs, X-rays, cosmic rays) and cosmology (an introduction to inflation in big-bang theory, the age of the universe, nucleosynthesis in the early universe). It is suitable for reading and study by all interested physical scientists, especially those having a limited specialized background in astrophysics and cosmology.
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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 12.7mm | 439.98g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • indices
  • 0792322355
  • 9780792322351

Table of contents

Part I: Cosmic Rays. Composition, Propagation and Reacceleration of Cosmic Rays; R. Silberberg, C.H. Tsao, J.R. Letaw. Continuous Reacceleration of Cosmic Rays in Galaxies; M. Pohl. Cosmic Ray Composition at and above the Knee; T. Stanev. Cosmic Rays of the Highest Energies; X Chi, J. Wdowczyk, A.W Wolfendale. High Energy Cosmic Rays from Cores of Active Galactic Nuclei; R.J. Protheroe, A.P Szabo. Part II: Neutrinos, Gamma Rays, X-Rays and Muons. Neutrino and Gamma-Ray Astrophysics; R. Silberberg, M.M. Shapiro, C.H. Starr. Point Sources of TEV and PEV Cosmic Gamma Rays; E.J. Fenyves. A Search for Radiative Neutrino Decay from Supernovae; R.S. Miller, R.C. Svoboda. Recent Progress in Understanding of X-Ray Pulsars; D.A. Leahy. Simultaneous Air Shower and Deep Muon Observations at Soudan; W.W.M. Allison, et al. Part III: Cosmology. Nucleosynthesis in the Early Universe; W.A. Fowler. The Age of the Observable Universe; W.A. Fowler. An Inflationary Primer; J.W Burton. Fluctuations in the Cosmic Background Radiation; M. Giller, A.W Wolfendale.
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