Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics the Astrophysics of Neutrinos, Axions, and Other Weakly Interacting Particles
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 01/01/1997
- ISBN: 9780226702728
- ISBN10: 0226702723
Raffelt presents the many uses of stellar astrophysics for research in basic particle physics, focusing primarily on the properties and nongravitational interactions of elementary particles. Graphs and figures throughout the text model the explanations.
Much of this material has not been covered previously in the textbook literature on particle astrophysics, which examines mainly the early universe, neutrino physics, or cosmic rays. Stars as Laboratories for Fundamental Physics will interest particle physicists, astrophysicists, and cosmologists both as an introduction to stars as sources for weakly interacting particles and as a reference text.