Particle Physics and Cosmology: the Fabric of Spacetime

Particle Physics and Cosmology: the Fabric of Spacetime

Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2006

1st Edition - August 1, 2007

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  • Editors: Francis Bernardeau, Christophe Grojean, Jean Dalibard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080550602

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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.

Key Features

· Provides a pedagogical introduction to topics at the interface of particle physics and cosmology
· 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
· Covers the lectures by internationally-renowned and leading experts
· Faces the predictions of theoretical models against collider experimental data as well as from cosmological observations


Graduate students, researchers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 - A. Buonanno: Gravitational Waves
    Chapter 2 - J.M. Cline: Baryogenesis
    Chapter 3 - J.M. Cline: String Cosmology
    Chapter 4 - L. Kofman: Physics of the Early Universe and Inflation
    Chapter 5 - N. BArtolo, S. Matarrese, and A. Riotto: Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies up to Second Order
    Chapter 6 - H. Murayama: Physics beyond Standard Model
    Chapter 7 - W. Goldberger: Effective Field Theories and Gravitational Radiation
    Chapter 8 - T. Hertog: Holographic Cosmology
    Chapter 9 - S. Pastor: Neutrino Physics and Cosmology
    Chapter 10 - S. Prunet: Cosmic Microwave Background: Observational Status
    Chapter 11 - R. Teyssier: Structure Formation with Numerical Simulations
    Chapter 12 - P. Tinyakov: Giving MAss to the Gravitation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: August 1, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080550602

About the Series Volume Editors

Francis Bernardeau

Francis Bernardeau works in various domains of theoretical cosmology, from the physics of the early Universe of the study of its large-scale structure. His recent activities are centred on multiple-field inflationary models and gravitational cosmic shear observations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Service de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay

Christophe Grojean

Christophe Grojean has scientific interests that spread from astroparticle physics to the phenomenology of particle physics beyond the Standard Model.His recent activities are centred on models of electroweak symmetry breaking and their signatures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Physics Department, Theory Unit, CERN, Switzerland and Service de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay

Jean Dalibard

Jean Dalibard works in the field of atomic physics and quantum optics. His recent activities is centered on the physics of cold quantum gases, in particular Bose-Einstein condensation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS, Paris, France

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