Advances in Astrofundamental Physics: International School of Astrophysics (The Science & Culture Series: Astrophysics)
By: N. Sanchez (editor), Antonino Zichichi (editor)Hardback
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In recent years, the cross-section between fundamental physics, astrophysics and cosmology has been increasing, both at the theoretical and experimental levels: particle physics experiments, astronomical observations, space satellite data. Such interplay influenced research activity setting up astrofundamental physics. This text covers both theory and observations, allowing for different approaches and different lines of research. Topics included are: dark matter, neutrinos in astrophysics, gamma-ray astrophysics, and a section devoted to gravity, cosmology and strings. Each of these topics has matter enough to constitute a course on its own. The interrelation between these topics is important and a source of problems at the frontiers of present knowledge and experimental limits. Latest available data are constraining theory and models in these topics. These lecture notes provide an occasion to review achievements, to confront theory and models with observations and among themselves, to exchange information on the latest developments and to discuss future prospects.
Part 1 Dark matter: baryonic dark matter, constraints and observational prospects, B. Carr; primordial deuterium abundance and cosmic baryon density, C.J. Hogan; cold molecular gas as dark matter, F. Combes and D. Pfenniger; dark matter and solar neutrinos, M. Spiro. Part 2 Neutrinos in astrophysics: review of neutrino masses, D.R.O. Morrison; core-collapse supernovae and nucleosynthesis, W.C. Haxton; neutrino astrophysics at high energies - a brief introduction, M.M. Shapiro. Part 3 X-ray and gamma-ray astrophysics: x-ray binaries and constraints on galactic evolution, J.E. Grindlay; selected highlights from COMPTEL, G. Lichti; BATSE observations of gamma-ray bursts, C. Kouveliotou. Part 4 Gravity, cosmology and strings: string theory in cosmological space times, H.J. de Vega and N. Sanchez; strings and multi-strings in black-hole and cosmological space times, A.L. Larsen and N. Sanchez; black holes and exact solutions in string theory, A.A. Tseytlin; entropy of black holes, V. Frolov; quantum field theory in a non-equilibrium setting - formalism and applications, D. Boyanovsky et al; astrophysical and cosmological consequences of a gauge theory of gravity, A. Lasenby et al; search for cosmic strings at MITO, B. Melchiorri et al; echography of baby-galaxies, B. Melchiorri et al.
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