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New books in Physics and Astronomy

Published: 6 June 2018

Staff in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton are constantly shaping the subject’s education and research environment by publishing findings and expressing expert opinion. Here’s a round-up of some of our most recent achievements:

Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality

Southampton’s Professor Stefano Moretti and Professor Shaaban Khalil, General Director of Research at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt, have published Supersymmetry Beyond Minimality: From Theory to Experiment. This graduate textbook and researcher reference guide to supersymmetry, an extension of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, includes the latest results from data analyses of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Cosmology and the Early Universe

Professor Pasquale Di Bari explores cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe, in his new book Cosmology and the Early Universe. This undergraduate textbook contains a discussion of modern cosmology results, including the detection of gravitational waves which was recognised by the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017.

Theories of Matter, Space and Time

Professor Nick Evans and Professor Steve King from the Southampton High Energy Physics (SHEP) Group have co-authored Theories of Matter, Space and Time, Volume 1, an undergraduate guide through topics covered in the third and fourth year of courses at Southampton. The book offers sophisticated views of classical mechanics, special relativity, electromagnetism and quantum theory and addresses their interdependence.

Understanding Nothing

Professor Nick Evans has also released short read Understanding Nothing this spring, a written version of a popular talk covering early ideas of the vacuum, Newtonian gravity, relativity and quantum theory, leading up to the discovery of the Higgs boson and the outstanding problem of a full quantum theory of gravity.

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