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First Magnitude: A Book of the Bright Sky

by James B Kaler

“First Magnitude” is an entry-level book for readers with brightly lit skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the...


Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe

by MASAHARU TANABASHI & KIYOSHI HAYASAKA

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was founded at Nagoya University in 2010 under the directorship of T Maskawa, in celebration of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics...


Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors for Physics Applications

by S Giani & C Leroy

The exploration of the subnuclear world is done through increasingly complex experiments covering a wide range of energy and performed in a large variety of environments ranging from particle accelerators, underground...


The Dark Secrets of the Terascale: TASI 2011

by KONSTANTIN MATCHEV & TIMOTHY M P TAIT

This volume is a compilation of the lectures at TASI 2011, held in Boulder, Colorado, June 2011. They cover topics in theoretical particle physics including the Standard Model and beyond, collider physics, dark...


Silicon Solid State Devices and Radiation Detection

by Claude Leroy & Pier-Giorgio Rancoita

This book addresses the fundamental principles of interaction between radiation and matter, the principles of working and the operation of particle detectors based on silicon solid state devices. It covers a...


ABC of Physics: A Very Brief Guide

by LEV BORISOVICH OKUN & VITALY I KISIN

Translated from Russian by Vitaly Kisin

This little book concentrates on the foundations of modern physics (its “ABC's”) and its most fundamental constants: c — the velocity of light and — the quantum...


Science: Image in Action: Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Data Analysis in Astronomy "Livio Scarsi and Vito DiGesù" Erice, Sicily, It

by Bertrand Zavidovique & GIOSUE LO BOSCO

The book gathers articles that were exposed during the seventh edition of the Workshop “Data Analysis in Astronomy”. It illustrates a current trend to search for common expressions or models transcending...


Adventures in Cosmology: Application of Total Innovation Management in China's SMEs' Study

by DAVID L GOODSTEIN

This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with “Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish” and ends with “The First Supermassive Black...


Did Time Begin? Will Time End?: Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred

by PAUL H FRAMPTON

Although everyone is familiar with the concept of time in everyday life and has probably given thought to the question of how time began, recent scientific developments in this field have not been accessible...


Physics Over Easy: Breakfasts with Beth and Physics

by LEONID V AZAROFF

During a sequence of meals, the author relates the principal features of physics in easy-to-understand conversations with his wife Beth. Beginning with the studies of motion by Galileo and Newton through to...


The Fundamental Constants: A Mystery of Physics

by Harald Fritzsch & GREGORY STODOLSKY

The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity — these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are...


Our Place in the Universe

by NORMAN K GLENDENNING

Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their...


Find a Hotter Place!: A History of Nuclear Astrophysics

by LUDWIK M CELNIKIER

Find a hotter place! is the insightful story of the tortured path that led to our current understanding of how the elements in the Universe came to be. This is a story which began in Greek Antiquity, with the...


The Fundamentals of Imaging: From Particles to Galaxies

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

It is through images that we understand the form and function of material objects, from the fundamental particles that are the constituents of matter to galaxies that are the constituents of the Universe. Imaging...


Time, Space, Stars and Man: The Story of the Big Bang

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

The three greatest scientific mysteries, which remain poorly understood, are the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the development of consciousness. This book describes the processes preceding the...


Black Holes: An Introduction

by Derek Raine

This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level....


Time, Space, Stars and Man: The Story of the Big Bang

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the...


Real Space: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, on and Off Planet

by Paul Levinson

Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop?

Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book,...


A Grand and Bold Thing: An Extraordinary New Map of the Universe Ushering

by Ann K. Finkbeiner

LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing array of images, but the study...


Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Cosmological Perturbations and Inflationary Theory

by Dmitry S Gorbunov & Valery A Rubakov

This book accompanies another book by the same authors, Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory and presents the theory of the evolution of density perturbations and relic gravity...