Particle Astrophysics, Second Edition (Hardcover)

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The last years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe. This text presents the background of the subjects and the latest developments at a level suitable for final year undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The
first chapters cover the properties and interactions of elementary particles followed by discussion of the early universe, including inflation, dark matter and dark energy, and the growth of the galactic structure. The final chapters discuss cosmic rays and particle physics in the stars. The close
relation between particle interactions and large scale development of the cosmos is a constant theme in the text, with emphasis on the interplay between experiment and theory.

This book is an enlarged and updated version of the first edition published five years ago. In a rapidly evolving field, emphasis has of course been placed on the most recent developments. However, the opportunity has also been taken to re-arrange the material and present it in more detail and at
somewhat greater length.

About the Author

D. H. Perkins is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199545452
ISBN-10: 0199545456
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 4th, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Oxford Master Series in Physics