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From Extra Dimensions to New Forces

Gian Francesco Giudice

in A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter starts with a description of the intellectual investigations in worlds with extra spatial dimensions. It briefly introduces the idea of Kaluza–Klein theories and space compactification. ... More


Black Holes and All That Jazz

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This Chapter contains a review of many important aspects of modern black hole theory and its applications. It begins with a general definition of a (not‐necessary stationary) black hole and ... More


Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is a thorough and up‐to‐date introduction to black hole physics. It provides a modern and unified overview of all their aspects, physical, mathematical, astrophysical, classical, and ... More


A Zeptospace Odyssey: A Journey into the Physics of the LHC

Gian Francesco Giudice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199581917
eISBN:
9780191723001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581917.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

It is at this very moment that the most ambitious scientific experiment of all time is about to begin, and yet its precise aims are rather poorly understood by the general public. This book provides ... More


Black Holes: Big Picture

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gravity is the weakest interaction known in the Physics. Nevertheless it plays the leading role in astrophysics and cosmology. We discuss specific properties of gravity, explaining why it happens, ... More


Constraints on Hypothetical Interactions from the Casimir Effect

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Many extensions to the Standard Model of elementary particles predict the existence of long-range interactions between neutral macrobodies in addition to Newtonian gravity. This chapter summarizes ... More


The Kaluza–Klein theory and extra dimensions

Ta-Pei Cheng

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The Kaluza–Klein theory is a shining example of Einstein’s unification program. It not only unifies gravitation with electromagnetism in a GR theory with a 5D spacetime but also suggests a possible ... More


Adding a Dimension

A. R. P. Rau

in The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709916
eISBN:
9780191780189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709916.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Dimensional considerations are a powerful, integral part of physics. Starting with the familiar linear dimension, physics expands the idea in different ways. The essence of even complicated problems ... More


Particle physics and cosmology

Pascal Pralavorio

in Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728856
eISBN:
9780191795794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728856.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines how it is possible to deduce consequences of particle physics for cosmology in light of the recent systematic exploration of the electroweak scale by experiments at the Large ... More


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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