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A Short Course on Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions

by Asis Kumar Chaudhuri

This text introduces the subject of relativistic high-energy heavy-ion collisions and in particular, the subject of the quark?gluon plasma (QGP). Starting with a conceptual basis for QGP formation in heavy-ion...

The Philosopher's Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter

by Joseph P. Farrell

The alchemical roots of unusual scientific discoveries made by the American and Nazi space programs.

Computational Methods for Two-Phase Flow and Particle Transport

by Wen Ho Lee

This book describes mathematical formulations and computational methods for solving two-phase flow problems with a computer code that calculates thermal hydraulic problems related to light water and fast breeder...

Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

by Jean Louis Bobin

The book is a presentation of the basic principles and main achievements in the field of nuclear fusion. It encompasses both magnetic and inertial confinements plus a few exotic mechanisms for nuclear fusion....

Consciousness and Cosmos: Proposal for a New Paradigm Based on Physics and Inrospection

by Olav Drageset

Your memories and feelings could be stored in matter based on non-physical atoms. This book takes the unique approach of recognizing that mental and spiritual phenomena can be observed in the same way that scientists...

Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt

In Nuclear Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, authors Frank R. Spellman and Melissa L. Stoudt present all the information needed for nuclear infrastructure employers and employees to handle security...

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

by K K Phua, L C Kwek, N P Chang & A H Chan

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...

Fission and Properties of Neutron-Rich Nuclei

by J H Hamilton & A V Ramayya

These proceedings are the fifth in the series of International Conferences covering fission and properties of neutron-rich nuclei, which are at the forefront of nuclear research. The time interval of 5 years...

Nuclear and Radiation Physics in Medicine: A Conceptual Introduction

by Tony Key

Modern physics, radiation, atomic and nuclear physics have revolutionized medical diagnosis and the treatment of cancer. The work of the scientists whose discoveries fuelled this revolution is an important part...

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...

Elementary Particles and Emergent Phase Space

by Piotr Żenczykowski

The Standard Model of elementary particles, although very successful, contains various elements that are put in by hand. Understanding their origin requires going beyond the model and searching for “new physics”....

From Photons to Higgs: A Story of Light

by Moo-Young Han

This book presents a brief introduction to the quantum field theory of the Standard Model for quarks and leptons. With minimal use of mathematics, it covers the basics of quantum field theory, local gauge field...

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.”...

40 Years of Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Theory

by Jorge V José

On the 40th anniversary of the Berezinskii–Kosterlitz–Thouless Theory (BKT), this informative volume looks back at some of the developments and achievements and varied physics applications which ensued from...

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity: A Trip to the Antarctic and Back

by Robert W. Van Wyck

The author, in celebration of 100 years since Amundsen reached the South Pole, and 50 years since the authors trip to the Antarctic, wrote this book as a Bio-historical-travelogue to document conditions at that...

100 Years of Subatomic Physics

by Ernest M Henley & Stephen D Ellis

By year 1911 radioactivity had been discovered for over a decade, but its origin remained a mystery. Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus and the subsequent discovery of the neutron by Chadwick started the...

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...

Turbulent Transport in Magnetized Plasmas

by Wendell Horton

The book explains how magnetized plasmas self-organize in states of electromagnetic turbulence that transports particles and energy out of the core plasma faster than anticipated by the fusion scientists designing...

The Mass Gap and Its Applications


Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is the most up-to-date theory of the strong interaction. Its predictions have been verified experimentally, and it is a cornerstone of the Standard Model of particle physics. However,...

Industrial Accelerators and Their Applications

by Robert W Hamm & Marianne E Hamm

This unique new book is a comprehensive review of the many current industrial applications of particle accelerators, written by experts in each of these fields. Readers will gain a broad understanding of the...