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Advanced General RelativityGravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Claude Barrabès and Peter A. Hogan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680696
eISBN:
9780191760662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680696.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is aimed at students who have completed a final year undergraduate course on general relativity and supplemented it with additional techniques by individual study or in a taught MSc ... More

Asteroseismic Data AnalysisFoundations and Techniques

Asteroseismic Data Analysis: Foundations and Techniques

Sarbani Basu and William J. Chaplin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691162928
eISBN:
9781400888207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162928.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Studies of stars and stellar populations, and the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, are being revolutionized by new satellite and telescope observations of unprecedented quality and ... More

The Astronomers' Magic EnvelopeAn Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

Prasenjit Saha and Paul A. Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816461
eISBN:
9780191858246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816461.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This is a conceptual introduction to astrophysical processes, at the advanced-undergraduate level. Topics are developed in more or less their historical order of discovery, but from a modern ... More

BananaworldQuantum Mechanics for Primates

Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Jeffrey Bub

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The fascinating discoveries of the new fields of quantum information, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography are brought to life in this book in a way that is accessible and interesting to a ... More

The Beauty of PhysicsPatterns, Principles, and Perspectives

The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

A. R. P. Rau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709916
eISBN:
9780191780189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709916.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is about ideas and themes in physics. A small set of them apply over broad areas of physics, and in that wide reach lies some of the power, beauty, and attraction of the subject. Many ... More

Bell Nonlocality

Bell Nonlocality

Valerio Scarani

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198788416
eISBN:
9780191830327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788416.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Nonlocality was discovered by John Bell in 1964, in the context of the debates about quantum theory, but is a phenomenon that can be studied in its own right. Its observation proves that measurements ... More

The Black Book of Quantum ChromodynamicsA Primer for the LHC Era

The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics: A Primer for the LHC Era

John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199652747
eISBN:
9780191749148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652747.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) will serve as the energy frontier for high-energy physics for the next 20 years. The highlight of the LHC running so far has been the discovery of the Higgs boson, but ... More

CalorimetryEnergy Measurement in Particle Physics

Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics

Richard Wigmans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198786351
eISBN:
9780191828652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786351.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely ... More

Chern-Simons Theory, Matrix Models, and Topological Strings

Chern-Simons Theory, Matrix Models, and Topological Strings

Marcos Mariño

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568490
eISBN:
9780191717604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568490.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In recent years, the old idea that gauge theories and string theories are equivalent has been implemented and developed in various ways, and there are by now various models where the string ... More

Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

Chi-Squared Data Analysis and Model Testing for Beginners

Carey Witkov and Keith Zengel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847144
eISBN:
9780191882074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847144.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is the first to make chi-squared model testing, one of the data analysis methods used to discover the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, accessible to undergraduate students in ... More

A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

Ta-Pei Cheng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199693405
eISBN:
9780191803130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693405.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book introduces Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Topics include the geometric formulation of special relativity, the principle of equivalence, the Einstein field equation and its ... More

Conceptions of CosmosFrom Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Conceptions of Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe: A History of Cosmology

Helge S. Kragh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209163
eISBN:
9780191706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209163.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a historical account of how natural philosophers and scientists have endeavoured to understand the universe at large, first in a mythical and later in a scientific context. Starting with ... More

Concepts in Thermal Physics

Concepts in Thermal Physics

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry, and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal ... More

Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Michael E. Peskin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198812180
eISBN:
9780191850301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812180.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is a textbook of elementary particle physics whose goal is to explain the Standard Model of particle interactions. Part I introduces the basic concepts governing high-energy particle physics: ... More

The Cosmic Mystery Tour

The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Nicholas Mee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

The Cosmic Mystery Tour is a brief account of modern physics and astronomy presented in a broad historical and cultural context. The book is attractively illustrated and aimed at the general reader. ... More

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

CPT Invariance and the Spin-Statistics Connection

Jonathan Bain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198728801
eISBN:
9780191795541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728801.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book seeks to answer the question “What explains CPT invariance and the spin–statistics connection (SSC)?” These properties play foundational roles in relativistic quantum field theories ... More

Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Antoine Browaeys, Thierry Lahaye, Trey Porto, Charles S. Adams, Matthias Weidemüller, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This volume gathers the lectures notes of Session CVII of the Les Houches summer school of Physics, entitled “Current trends in Atomic Physics”. The school took place in July 2016 and had the goal to ... More

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Deep Inelastic Scattering

Robin Devenish and Amanda Cooper-Sarkar

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198506713
eISBN:
9780191709562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506713.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book provides a self-contained account of deep inelastic scattering (DIS) in high energy physics. It covers the classic results that lead to the quark-parton model of hadrons and the ... More

Effective Field Theory in Particle Physics and CosmologyLecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 108, July 2017

Effective Field Theory in Particle Physics and Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 108, July 2017

Sacha Davidson, Paolo Gambino, Mikko Laine, Matthias Neubert, and Christophe Salomon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198855743
eISBN:
9780191889370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855743.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Effective field theory (EFT) is a general method for describing quantum systems with multiple-length scales in a tractable fashion. It allows us to perform precise calculations in established models ... More

Einstein's PhysicsAtoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Ta-Pei Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein’s doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were decisive contributions to our understanding of matter as composed of molecules and atoms. Einstein was one of the founding fathers of ... More

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