Particle Physics and Cosmology: the Fabric of Spacetime

Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2006

Edited by

  • Francis Bernardeau, Service de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay
  • Christophe Grojean, Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN, Switzerland and Service de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay
  • Jean Dalibard, Ph.D., Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS, Paris, France

This book is a collection of lectures given in August 2006 at the Les Houches Summer School on “Particle Physics and Cosmology: the Fabric of Spacetime”. It provides a pedagogical introduction to the various aspects of both particle physics beyond the Standard Model and Cosmology of the Early Universe, covering each topic from the basics to the most recent developments.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53007-3


"Addresses each topic from the basis to the most recent developments…Provides necessary tools to build new theoretical models addressing various issues both in cosmology and particle physics…", May 27, 2013

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - A. Buonanno: Gravitational WavesChapter 2 - J.M. Cline: BaryogenesisChapter 3 - J.M. Cline: String CosmologyChapter 4 - L. Kofman: Physics of the Early Universe and InflationChapter 5 - N. BArtolo, S. Matarrese, and A. Riotto: Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies up to Second OrderChapter 6 - H. Murayama: Physics beyond Standard ModelChapter 7 - W. Goldberger: Effective Field Theories and Gravitational RadiationChapter 8 - T. Hertog: Holographic CosmologyChapter 9 - S. Pastor: Neutrino Physics and CosmologyChapter 10 - S. Prunet: Cosmic Microwave Background: Observational StatusChapter 11 - R. Teyssier: Structure Formation with Numerical SimulationsChapter 12 - P. Tinyakov: Giving MAss to the Gravitation