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Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science

by Guichun Guo & Chuang Liu

This volume contains the contributed papers of invitees to SEMS 2012 who have also given talks at the conference. The invitees are experts in philosophy of science and technology from Asia (besides China), Australia,...

What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

by Joshua S. Bloom

Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest--and, until recently, among the least understood--cosmic events in the universe. Discovered by chance during the cold war, these evanescent high-energy explosions confounded...

Dark Matter and Cosmic Web Story

by Jaan Einasto

The concepts of dark matter and the cosmic web are some of the most significant developments in cosmology in the past century. They have decisively changed the classical cosmological paradigm, which was first...

Proceedings of the Conference in Honour of the 90th Birthday of Freeman Dyson

by K K Phua, L C Kwek & N P Chang

Professor Freeman Dyson, a great physicist, thinker and futurist, has been very active in scientific, literary and public policy activities throughout his career. As a tribute to him on the occasion of his 90th...

Modern Functional Quantum Field Theory: Summing Feynman Graphs

by Herbert M. Fried

These pages offer a simple, analytic, functional approach to non-perturbative QFT, using a frequently overlooked functional representation of Fradkin to explicitly calculate relevant portions of the Schwinger...

Symmetry and Fundamental Physics: Tom Kibble at 80

by Jerome Gauntlett

Tom Kibble is an inspirational theoretical physicist who has made profound contributions to our understanding of the physical world. To celebrate his 80th birthday a one-day symposium was held on March 13, 2013...

After Sputnik: The First Fifty Years of Space Flight

by Martin Collins

In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed...

Birth, Evolution and Death of Stars

by James Lequeux

It has been known for a long time that stars are similar to our Sun. But it was only in 1810 that they were shown to be made of an incandescent gas. The chemical composition of this gas began to be determined...

Achieving the Rare: Robert F Christy's Journey in Physics and Beyond

by I-Juliana Christy

Robert F Christy was a legendary physicist, one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. He was a student of Oppenheimer, who called him “one of the best in the world.”...

The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter

by Katherine Freese

The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe—from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars—constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark...

Differential Manifolds: A Basic Approach for Experimental Physicists

by Paul Baillon

Differential Manifold is the framework of particle physics and astrophysics nowadays. It is important for all research physicists to be well accustomed to it and even experimental physicists should be able to...

Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series

by Susan Sloate

The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans....

Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory

by Dmitry S Gorbunov & Valery A Rubakov

This book is written from the viewpoint of a deep connection between cosmology and particle physics. It presents the results and ideas on both the homogeneous and isotropic Universe at the hot stage of its evolution...

Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut

by Mike Mullane

On February 1, 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts, twenty-nine men and six women, were introduced to the world. Among them would be history makers, including the first American woman and the first...

Plasma Research at the Limit: From the International Space Station to Applications on Earth(With DVD-ROM)


This book looks behind the scenes at the Plasma Crystal laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) to see how science and research is carried out on the first physical science laboratory in space. As...

Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics


The book contains the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics held at the University of Guelph from August 28 through September 2, 2011. The proceedings...

Cosmic Paradoxes

by Julio A Gonzalo

Beginning with the famous Olber's paradox, a number of cosmological paradoxes, such as the missing mass, dark energy, and the baryon-to-photon ratio, have been and are today the subject of many scientific controversies....

Beyond the Stars: Our Origins and the Search for Life in The Universe

by Paolo Saraceno & David Goodstein

What is the origin of the universe? Are we alone in the Universe? Using clear and plain language, the author explores these two interesting scientific-philosophical themes with a broad range of studies, including...

Towards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe


The past two decades have observed dramatic advancement in our understanding of the universe. Such progress in turn has triggered further questions yet to be answered. Aspired by such prospects, several institutions...

Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Our Solar System

by Nirmala Prakash

Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Our Solar System is a unique enterprise that should be viewed as an important contribution to our understanding of dark matter, neutrinos and the solar system. It describes these...