Series: Enrico Fermi International School of Physics

The Enrico Fermi International School of Physics aims to promote and disseminate up-to-date information on current developments in various fields of contemporary physics. It has built up a prestigious reputation as a high quality international school, where over the years many famous scientists, including some 24 Nobel Prize winners, have presented their lectures. So far, over 100 courses have been held covering an impressive range of disciplines and representing some of the most important topics in modern physics, e.g. the physics of the elementary constituents of matter, the scientific and technical developments of solid state and plasma physics, the structure and dynamical properties of atomic nuclei and the cosmological evolution of stars. The Enrico Fermi International School thus plays an essential role in modern physics.

Most recent volume


Volume . Galaxy Formation

Published: 11th April 1995 Editors: J. Silk N. Vittorio
The formation of galaxies is one of the major unresolved problems in cosmology, and provides one of the greatest challenges. New generations of telescopes and detectors are producing data that probe the Universe to unsurpassed depths. Understanding these data requires an amalgam of astronomical specialties that comprise, amongst others, star formation, interstellar matter, radio galaxies, X-ray clusters, quasars, inflationary cosmology and the cosmic microwave background.

The topics chosen for this school represent diverse areas of astrophysics and cosmology and include: an in-depth overview of the revolution in extragalactic X-ray astronomy triggered by the ROSAT satellite; the current status of the cosmic microwave background; star formation in galaxies and galaxy evolution; inflation and the early universe; the connection between intergalactic clouds seen in absorption towards quasars and forming galaxies; a review of the thermal history of the cosmological gas and galaxy formation.

Additional volumes


Frontiers in Laser Spectroscopy

Published: 13th October 1994 Editors: T.W. Hänsch M. Inguscio

Perspectives in Many-Particle Physics

Published: 19th May 1994 Editors: R.A. Broglia J.R. Schrieffer P.F. Bortignon

Nuclear Magnetic Double Resonance

Published: 11th March 1994 Editors: B. Maraviglia

Semiconductor Superlattices and Interfaces

Published: 18th October 1993 Editors: A. Stella L. Miglio

Quantum Chaos

Published: 15th July 1993 Editors: G. Casati I. Guarneri U. Smilansky

Volume 118. Laser Manipulation of Atoms and Ions

Published: 8th April 1993 Editors: Ennio Arimondo W.D. Phillips F. Strumia

The Use of EOS for Studies of Atmospheric Physics

Published: 10th February 1993 Editors: J.C. Gille G. Visconti

Industrial and Technological Applications of Neutrons

Published: 15th December 1992 Editors: M. Fontana F. Rustichelli R. Coppola

Volume 110. Metrology at the Frontiers of Physics and Technology

Published: 22nd October 1992 Editors: L. Crovini T.J. Quinn

Status and Perspectives of Nuclear Energy: Fission and Fusion

Published: 3rd June 1992 Editors: C. Salvetti E. Sindoni R.A. Ricci

Nuclear Collisions from the Mean-Field into the Fragmentation Regime

Published: 9th March 1992 Editors: C. Détraz P. Kienle

High-Pressure Equations of State: Theory and Applications

Published: 12th November 1991 Editors: S. Eliezer R.A. Ricci

Solid State Astrophysics

Published: 17th September 1991 Editors: E. Bussoletti G. Strazzulla

Volume 109. Nonlinear Topics in Ocean Physics

Published: 4th July 1991 Editors: A.R. Osborne

Current Trends in the Physics of Materials

Published: 18th March 1991 Editors: G.F. Chiarotti F. Fumi M.P. Tosi

Photoemission and Absorption Spectroscopy of Solids and Interfaces with Synchrotron Radiation

Published: 29th January 1991 Editors: M. Campagna R. Rosei

The Chemical Physics of Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Published: 14th January 1991 Editors: G. Scoles

Confrontation between Theories and Observations in Cosmology: Present Status and Future Programmes

Published: 6th November 1990 Editors: J. Audouze F. Melchiorri

Evolution of Interstellar Dust and Related Topics

Published: 23rd March 1990 Editors: A. Bonetti J.M. Greenberg S. Aiello

Frontiers and Borderlines in Many-Particle Physics

Published: 1st February 1989 Editors: R.A. Broglia J.R. Schrieffer

Trends in Nuclear Physics

Published: 1st January 1989 Editors: A. Rubbino P. Kienle R.A. Ricci

Physics of NMR Spectroscopy in Biology and Medicine

Published: 1st September 1988 Editors: B. Maraviglia

Accelerated Life Testing and Experts' Opinions in Reliability

Published: 1st August 1988 Editors: C.A. Clarotti D.V. Lindley

Solar-Terrestrial Relationships and the Earth Environment in the Last Millennia

Published: 1st August 1988 Editors: G. Cini Castagnoli

Synergetics and Dynamic Instabilities

Published: 1st January 1988 Editors: G. Caglioti L. Lugiato H. Haken

Excited-State Spectroscopy in Solids

Published: 1st June 1987 Editors: U.M. Grassano N. Terzi

Elementary Particles

Published: 1st January 1987 Editors: N. Cabibbo

The Evolution of the Small Bodies of the Solar System

Published: 1st January 1987 Editors: M. Fulchignoni L. Kresák

Molecular-Dynamics Simulation of Statistical-Mechanical Systems

Published: 1st January 1987 Editors: G. Ciccotti W. Hoover

Theory of Reliability

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: A. Serra R.E Barlow

Frontiers in Physical Acoustics

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: D. Sette

Gamow Cosmology

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: F. Melchiorri R. Ruffini

From Nuclei to Stars

Published: 1st January 1986 Editors: A. Molinari R. Ricci

Physics of Amphiphiles: Micelles, Vesicles and Microemulsions

Published: 1st June 1985 Editors: V. Degiorgio M. Corti

Turbulence and Predictability in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and Climate Dynamics

Published: 1st April 1985 Editors: M. Ghil R. Benzi G. Parisi

Highlights of Condensed Matter Theory

Published: 1st January 1985 Editors: F. Bassani F. Fumi M.P. Tosi

Nuclear Structure and Heavy-Ion Dynamics

Published: 1st January 1984 Editors: L. Moretto R.A. Ricci

Earthquakes: Observation, Theory and Interpretation

Published: 1st January 1984 Editors: H. Kanamori E. Boschi

Data Acquisition in High-Energy Physics

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: G. Bologna M.L. Vincelli

Positron Solid State Physics

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: W. Brandt A. Dupasquier

Mechanical and Thermal Behaviour of Metallic Materials

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: G. Caglioti A. Ferro Milone

Topics in Ocean Physics

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: A.R. Osborne P. Rizzoli

Theory of Fundamental Interactions

Published: 1st January 1982 Editors: G. Costa R.R. Gatto

Nuclear Structure and Heavy-Ion Collisions

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: R.A. Broglia C.H. Dasso R.A. Ricci

Developments in High-Power Lasers and Their Applications

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: Claudio Pellegrini

From Nuclei to Particles

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: A. Molinari

Medical Physics

Published: 1st January 1981 Editors: J.R. Greening

Early Solar System Processes and the Present Solar System

Published: 1st January 1980 Editors: D. Lal

Intermolecular Spectroscopy and Dynamical Properties of Dense Systems

Published: 1st January 1980 Editors: J. van Kranendonk

Metrology and Fundamental Constants

Published: 1st January 1980 Editors: A. Ferro Milone P. Giacomo S. Leschiutta

Physics of the Earth's Interior

Published: 1st January 1980 Editors: A.M. Dziewonski E. Boschi

Weak Interactions

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: M. Baldo Ceolin

Isolated Gravitating Systems in General Relativity

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: J. Ehlers

Problems in the Foundations of Physics

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: G. Toraldo di Francia

Physics and Astrophysics of Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Published: 1st January 1978 Editors: R. Giacconi R. Ruffini

Physics of Magnetic Garnets

Published: 1st January 1978 Editors: A. Paoletti

Health and Medical Physics

Published: 1st January 1977 Editors: J. Baarli

Elementary Modes of Excitation in Nuclei

Published: 1st January 1977 Editors: A. Bohr R. Broglia

New Directions in Physical Acoustics

Published: 1st January 1976 Editors: D. Sette