Particles and Astrophysics: A Multi-Messenger Approach

Particles and Astrophysics: A Multi-Messenger Approach

by Maurizio Spurio
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Springer International Publishing


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Particles and Astrophysics: A Multi-Messenger Approach

This book is an introduction to “multi-messenger” astrophysics. It covers the many different aspects connecting particle physics with astrophysics and cosmology and introduces astrophysics using numerous experimental findings recently obtained through the study of high-energy particles.

Taking a systematic approach, it comprehensively presents experimental aspects from the most advanced laboratories and detectors, as well as the theoretical background. The book is aimed at graduate students and post-graduate researchers with a basic understanding of particle and nuclear physics. It will also be of interest to particle physicists working in accelerator/collider physics who are keen to understand the mechanisms of the largest accelerators in the Universe.

The book draws on the extensive lecturing experience of Professor Maurizio Spurio from the University of Bologna.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319080505
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 491
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Maurizio Spurio is a Professor of Physics at the University of Bologna where he teaches Particle and Astroparticle physics.
With his research he is involved in experimental physics, with particular interest in high-energy physics without particle accelerators and astroparticle physics.
Hewas member of the MACRO experiment at Gran Sasso underground laboratory, which provided a deep study of the penetrating component of the cosmic radiation including the observation of atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Since 2001 he is member of the ANTARES experiment (the first neutrino telescope in the sea), currently in charge as deputy spokesperson.
Professor Spurio has already co-authored/edited 4 Springer books.

Table of Contents

Preface.-1 An Overview of Astroparticle Physics.-2 The Cosmic Rays and our Galaxy.-3 Direct Cosmic Rays Detection: Protons, Nuclei, Electrons and Antimatter.- 4 Indirect Cosmic Rays Detection: Particle Showers in the Atmosphere.- 5 Diffusion of Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy.- 6 Acceleration Mechanisms and Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources.- 7 Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays.- 8 The Sky Seen in γ-Rays.- 9 The TeV Sky and Multiwavelength Astrophysics.- 10 High-Energy Neutrino Astrophysics.- 11 Atmospheric Muons and Neutrinos.- 12 Connections between Physics and Astrophysics ofNeutrinos.- 13 Microcosm and Macrocosm.- Index.

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