Readership: Graduate students and professionals in physics, particle physics, atomic physics and nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
Marco Sozzi, Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy
Marco Sozzi, Department of Physics, University of Pisa, Italy.
"With 550 pages subdivided into 11 chapters plus a coda, six appendices, nearly 600 references (about a quarter of them dated after the year 2000) and 28 experiments described in detail, it turns out to be not only a source book for courses in physics but also an excellent companion in the search for symmetry." - CERN Courier
"Sozzi, himself a prominent researcher in the important quest to understand violations of discrete symmetries, presents a comprehensive picture of this critical subject in fundamental particle physics. Background and all major developments are covered with an unusual degree of thoroughness. Where the book is particularly valuable is in its historical perspective and its treatment of experimentation. Key experiments are described with emphasis on aspects of implementation which made discovery possible. There is much to be valued here, for both experimentalists and theorists.This may be the only such book which includes a chapter on one of the most important topics in experimental physics: systematic errors." - Bruce Winstein, University of Chicago
"A unique contribution to the available texts on these topics." - Aaron Roodman, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
1: Symmetries and invariances
3: Charge conjugation
4: Time reversal
5: CPT and spin-statistics
6: CP symmetry
7: Flavoured neutral meson systems
8: CP Violation in the K system
9: The link to theory
10: CP Violation in heavy meson systems
Widening the picture