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.
About the Author
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”.
Table of ContentsHistorical notes and fundamental concepts.- Particle interaction 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.- Discoveries in electron-positron collisions.- High energy interactions and the dynamic quark model.- The Standard Model of the Microcosm .- CP violation and particle oscillations.- Microcosm and Macrocosm.- Fundamental aspects of nucleon interactions.