Ulrich Ellwanger, professeur à l’Université Paris-Sud 11 et chercheur au Laboratoire de Physique Théorique d’Orsay, vient de publier un livre chez Springer : "Vom Universum zu den Elementarteilchen".
From the Universe to the Elementary Particles : A first introduction to
cosmology and the fundamental interactions
The book contains elementary introductions to the theories of
special and general relativity, and also classical and quantum field
theory. The essential aspects of these concepts are understood with the
help of simple calculations ; for example, the force of gravity as a
consequence of the curvature of the space-time.
Also treated are the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, as well as
the currently known interactions of elementary particles :
electrodynamics, the strong and the weak interactions including the
Higgs boson. Finally, the book sketches as yet speculative theories :
Grand Unification Theories, Supersymmetry, String Theory and the idea of
extra dimensions of space-time. Since no higher mathematical or physics
expertise is required, the book is also suitable for college and
university students at the beginning of their studies.
La page de présentation du livre chez Springer