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New Horizons in Fundamental Physics (FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series)

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New Horizons in Fundamental Physics (FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series)

New Horizons in Fundamental Physics (FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series) by Stefan Schramm
English | 13 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319441647 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 8.74 MB

This volume presents the state-of-the-art in selected topics across modern nuclear physics, covering fields of central importance to research and illustrating their connection to many different areas of physics.
It describes recent progress in the study of superheavy and exotic nuclei, which is pushing our knowledge to ever heavier elements and neutron-richer isotopes. Extending nuclear physics to systems that are many times denser than even the core of an atomic nucleus, one enters the realm of the physics of neutron stars and possibly quark stars, a topic that is intensively investigated with many ground-based and outer-space research missions as well as numerous theoretical works. By colliding two nuclei at very high ultra-relativistic energies one can create a fireball of extremely hot matter, reminiscent of the universe very shortly after the big bang, leading to a phase of melted hadrons and free quarks and gluons, the so-called quark-gluon plasma.