Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics
This book, written by researchers who had been professionals in accelerator physics before becoming leaders of groups in astroparticle physics, introduces both fields in a balanced and elementary way, requiring only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics on the part of the reader.
The new profile of scientists in fundamental physics ideally involves the merging of knowledge in astroparticle and particle physics, but the duration of modern experiments is such that people cannot simultaneously be practitioners in both. Introduction to Particle and Astroparticle Physics is designed to bridge the gap between the fields. It can be used as a self-training book, a consultation book, or a textbook providing a “modern” approach to particles and fundamental interactions.
Introduces both particle and astroparticle physics in a balanced way, at the university levelDiscusses the most recent discoveries Provides information on the latest cosmic ray detectors and the observational implications of new concepts in cosmologyRequires only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics