Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”

The International School of Physics Enrico Fermi was founded in 1953 by Societa' Italiana di Fisica (SIF) and consists of 3 advanced physics course…(read more)


Future Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities

Pub. date
January 2017
Editors
Bertolucci, S., Palumbo, L.
Volume
194
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US$242 / €210 / £179
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978-1-61499-731-3
Subject
Physics

Particle accelerators have attracted much interest and expectation from the international scient…


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Soft Matter Self-Assembly

Pub. date
July 2016
Editors
Likos, C.N., Sciortino, F. , Zaccarelli, E., Ziherl, P.
Volume
193
Price
US$265 / €230 / £196
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978-1-61499-661-3
Subject
Physics

Self-assembly is one of the key concepts in contemporary soft condensed matter. It is an umbrella…


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Grid and Cloud Computing: Concepts and Practical Applications

Pub. date
April 2016
Editors
Carminati, F., Betev, L., Grigoras, A.
Volume
192
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US$253 / €220 / £187
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978-1-61499-642-2
Subject
Computer & Communication Sciences, Physics

The distributed computing infrastructure known as ‘the Grid’ has undoubtedly been one of the …


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Quantum Matter at Ultralow Temperatures

Pub. date
September 2016
Editors
Inguscio, M., Ketterle, W., Stringari, S., Roati, G.
Volume
191
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US$221 / €195 / £166
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978-1-61499-693-4
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

The Enrico Fermi summer school on Quantum Matter at Ultralow Temperatures held on 7-15 July 2014 …


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Frontiers in Modern Optics

Pub. date
May 2016
Editors
Faccio, D., Dudley, J., Clerici, M.
Volume
190
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US$253 / €220 / £187
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978-1-61499-646-0
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics & Instrumentation

The year 2015 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the Year of Light and Ligh…


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Ion Traps for Tomorrow’s Applications

Pub. date
July 2015
Editors
Knoop, M., Marzoli, I., Morigi, G.
Volume
189
Price
US$247 / €170 / £145
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978-1-61499-525-8
Subject
Physics

Ion trapping was first accomplished in Europe more than 50 years ago. Since then, research and de…


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Atom Interferometry

Pub. date
October 2014
Editors
Tino, G.M., Kasevich, M.A.
Volume
188
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US$290 / €200 / £170
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978-1-61499-447-3
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics & Instrumentation

Since atom interferometers were first realized about 20 years ago, atom interferometry has had ma…


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Water: Fundamentals as the Basis for Understanding the Environment and Promoting Technology

Pub. date
April 2015
Editors
Debenedetti, P.G., Ricci, M.A., Bruni, F.
Volume
187
Price
US$247 / €170 / £145
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978-1-61499-506-7
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

Water: fascinating in all its phases, forms and states of aggregation. Without it, life as we kno…


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New Horizons for Observational Cosmology

Pub. date
December 2014
Editors
Cooray, A., Komatsu, E., Melchiorri, A., Lamagna, L.
Volume
186
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US$254 / €175 / £149
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978-1-61499-475-6
Subject
Physics

Our understanding of the universe has been revolutionized by observations of the cosmic microwave…


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Metrology and Physical Constants

Pub. date
November 2013
Editors
Bava, E., Kühne, M., Rossi, A.M.
Volume
185
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US$276 / €190 / £162
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978-1-61499-325-4
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

The reliability and accuracy of systems of measurement continue to advance. We are about to enter…


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Physics of Complex Colloids

Pub. date
July 2013
Editors
Bechinger, C. , Sciortino, F. , Ziherl, P.
Volume
184
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US$283 / €195 / £166
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978-1-61499-277-6
Subject
Physics

Colloids are systems comprised of particles of mesoscopic size suspended in a liquid. They have r…


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Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics

Pub. date
December 2012
Editors
Bellini, G. , Ludhova, L.
Volume
182
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US$254 / €175 / £149
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978-1-61499-172-4
Subject
Physics

This book contains chapters based on 9 of the lectures delivered at the Enrico Fermi School of Ph…


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Microscopy Applied to Biophotonics

Pub. date
July 2014
Editors
Pavone, F.S., So, P.T.C., French, P.M.W.
Volume
181
Price
US$239 / €165 / £140
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978-1-61499-412-1
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

Biophotonics and microscopy are highly inter-related fields in terms of both…


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Three-Dimensional Partonic Structure of the Nucleon

Pub. date
February 2013
Editors
Anselmino, M., Avakian, H. , Hasch, D. , Schweitzer, P.
Volume
180
Price
US$254 / €175 / £149
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978-1-61499-196-0
Subject
Physics

The three-dimensional nucleon structure is central to many theoretical and experimental activitie…


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Laser-Plasma Acceleration

Pub. date
September 2012
Editors
Ferroni, F., Gizzi, L.A., Faccini, R.
Volume
179
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US$247 / €170 / £145
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978-1-61499-128-1
Subject
Physics

Impressive progress has been made in the field of laser-plasma acceleration in the last decade, w…


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From the Big Bang to the Nucleosynthesis

Pub. date
December 2011
Editors
Bracco, A., Nappi, E.
Volume
178
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US$276 / €190
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978-1-60750-973-8
Subject
Physics

Physicists have devoted much effort to reproducing the conditions of the primordial universe in l…


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Complex Materials in Physics and Biology

Pub. date
July 2012
Editors
Mallamace, F., Stanley, H.E.
Volume
176
Price
US$268 / €185 / £157
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978-1-61499-070-3
Subject
Physics

The surprising connections which have developed between physics and various fields as diverse as …


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Radiation and Particle Detectors

Pub. date
October 2010
Editors
Bertolucci, S., Bottigli, U., Oliva, P.
Volume
175
Price
US$152 / €105
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978-1-60750-630-0
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

High energy physics (HEP) has a crucial role in the context of fundamental physics. HEP experimen…


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Physics with Many Positrons

Pub. date
December 2010
Editors
Dupasquier, A., Mills Jr., A.P., Brusa, R.S.
Volume
174
Price
US$283 / €195
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978-1-60750-646-1
Subject
Physics

With the exception of positron emission tomography (PET), the field of low energy positron scienc…


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Nano Optics and Atomics:Transport of Light and Matter Waves

Pub. date
May 2011
Editors
Wiersma, D.S., Kaiser, R., Fallani, L.
Volume
173
Price
US$247 / €170
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978-1-60750-755-0
Subject
Physics

Many fundamental processes in physics involve transport and the spectacular progress in the contr…


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Astrophysics of Galaxy Clusters

Pub. date
September 2011
Editors
Cavaliere, A. , Rephaeli, Y.
Volume
172
Price
US$268 / €185
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978-1-60750-819-9
Subject
Applied Physics, Physics

This book presents a collection of contributions from the 'International School of Physics “Enr…


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Quantum Coherence in Solid State Systems

Pub. date
September 2009
Editors
Deveaud-Plédran, B., Quattropani, A., Schwendimann, P.
Volume
171
Price
US$275 / €190
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978-1-60750-039-1
Subject
Physics

This volume gives an overview of the manifestations of quantum coherence in different solid state…


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Measurements of Neutrino Mass

Pub. date
September 2009
Editors
Ferroni, F., Vissani, F., Brofferio, C.
Volume
170
Price
US$260 / €180
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978-1-60750-038-4
Subject
Physics

This volume offers a valuable insight into various aspects of the ongoing work directed at measur…


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Nuclear Structure Far from Stability

Pub. date
July 2008
Editors
Covello, A., Iachello, F., Ricci, R.A., Maino, G.
Volume
169
Price
US$285 / €190
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978-1-58603-885-4
Subject
Physics

The aim of this publication is to give an account of recent advances and new perspectives in the …


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Atom Optics and Space Physics

Pub. date
March 2009
Editors
Arimondo, E., Ertmer, W., Rasel, E.M., Schleich, W.P.
Volume
168
Price
US$261 / €180
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978-1-58603-990-5
Subject
Physics

The goal of this volume is to discuss the rapidly moving field of atom optics and interferometry …


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Strangeness and Spin in Fundamental Physics

Pub. date
July 2008
Editors
Anselmino, M., Bressani, T., Feliciello, A., Ratcliffe, Ph.G.
Volume
167
Price
US$270 / €180
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978-1-58603-884-7
Subject
Physics

Strangeness and Spin in Fundamental Physics is dedicated to the discussion of
the role play…


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Metrology and Fundamental Constants

Pub. date
September 2007
Editors
Haensch, T., Leschiutta, S., Wallard, A.J.
Volume
166
Price
US$254 / €195
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978-1-58603-784-0
Subject
Physics

This volume can be justified by the following three facts, the need to provide, from time to time…


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Protein Folding and Drug Design

Pub. date
October 2007
Editors
Broglia, R.A., Serrano, L., Tiana, G.
Volume
165
Price
US$208 / €160
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978-1-58603-792-5
Subject
Physics

One of the great unsolved problems of science and also physics is the prediction of the three dim…


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Ultra-cold Fermi Gases

Pub. date
March 2008
Editors
Inguscio, M., Ketterle, W., Salomon, C.
Volume
164
Price
US$322 / €230
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978-1-58603-846-5
Subject
Physics

The field of cold atomic gases faced a revolution in 1995 when Bose-Einstein condensation was ach…


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CP Violation: From Quarks to Leptons

Pub. date
August 2006
Editors
Giorgi, M., Mannelli, I., Sanda, A.I., Costantini, F., Sozzi, M.S.
Volume
163
Price
US$303 / €209
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978-1-58603-628-7
Subject
Physics

For a long time after the discovery in 1964, by Christenson, Cronin, Fitch and Turlay, that the l…


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Quantum Computers, Algorithms and Chaos

Pub. date
October 2006
Editors
Casati, G., Shepelyansky, D.L., Zoller, P., Benenti, G.
Volume
162
Price
US$303 / €209
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978-1-58603-660-7
Subject
Physics

During the last ten years Quantum Information Processing and Communication (QIPC) has established…


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Polarons in Bulk Materials and Systems With Reduced Dimensionality

Pub. date
April 2006
Editors
Iadonisi, G., Ranninger, J., De Filippis, G.
Volume
161
Price
US$287 / €198
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978-1-58603-609-6
Subject
Physics

An enormous theoretical effort has been made to treat electron-phonon coupled systems, with parti…


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From Nanostructures to Nanosensing Applications

Pub. date
July 2005
Editors
D'Amico, A., Balestrino, G., Paoletti, A.
Volume
160
Price
US$239 / €165
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978-1-58603-527-3
Subject
Physics

Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies have grown increasingly fast for the last 20 years - after a som…


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Background Microwave Radiation and Intracluster Cosmology

Pub. date
January 2006
Editors
Melchiorri, F., Rephaeli, Y.
Volume
159
Price
US$310 / €214
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978-1-58603-585-3
Subject
Physics

This study is devoted to the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (S-Z) effect, and important related topics in clus…


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Hadron Physics

Pub. date
June 2005
Editors
Bressani, T., Filippi, A., Wiedner, U.
Volume
158
Price
US$310 / €214
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978-1-58603-526-6
Subject
Physics

This volume of the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi is dedicated to Valerio Filippini…


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The Electron Liquid Paradigm in Condensed Matter Physics

Pub. date
February 2005
Editors
Giuliani, G.F., Vignale, G.
Volume
157
Price
US$271 / €187
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978-1-58603-446-7
Subject
Physics

The electron liquid paradigm is at the basis of most of our current understanding of the physical…


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Research on Physics Education

Pub. date
August 2004
Editors
Redish, E.F., Vicentini, M.
Volume
156
Price
US$290 / €200
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978-1-58603-425-2
Subject
Physics

Physics Education research is a young field with a strong tradition in many countries. However, i…


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The Physics of Complex Systems

Pub. date
November 2004
Editors
Mallamace, F., Stanley, H.E.
Volume
155
Price
US$287 / €198
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978-1-58603-445-0
Subject
Physics

It is widely known that complex systems and complex materials comprise a major interdisciplinary …


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Physics Methods in Archaeometry

Pub. date
June 2004
Editors
Martini, M, Milazzo, M, Piacentini, M.
Volume
154
Price
US$271 / €187
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978-1-58603-424-5
Subject
Physics

The role of exact sciences in connection with cultural heritage now is well established and a new…


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From Nuclei and their Constituents to Stars

Pub. date
July 2003
Editors
Molinari, A., Riccati, L., Alberico, W.M., Morando, M.
Volume
153
Price
US$320 / €221
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978-1-58603-353-8
Subject
Physics

This book focuses on the ideas to embed nuclear physics in the larger context of hadronic physics…


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Neutrino Physics

Pub. date
December 2003
Editors
Bellotti, E., Declais, Y., Strolin, P., Zanotti, L.
Volume
152
Price
US$191 / €132
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978-1-58603-385-9
Subject
Physics

Neutrino physics contributed in an fundamental way to the progress of science, opening important …


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Quantum Phenomena in Mesoscopic Systems

Pub. date
December 2003
Editors
Altshuler, B., Tognetti, V., Tagliacozzo, A.
Volume
151
Price
US$246 / €170
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978-1-58603-384-2
Subject
Physics

This book is a snapshot of the vision shared by outstanding scientists on the key theoretical and…


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Electron and Photon Confinement in Semiconductor Nanostructures

Pub. date
July 2003
Editors
Deveaud-Plédran, B., Quattropani, A., Schwendimann, P.
Volume
150
Price
US$264 / €182
ISBN print
978-1-58603-352-1
Subject
Physics

The purpose of the course was to give an overview of the physics of artificial semiconductor stru…


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Organic Nanostructures: Science and Applications

Pub. date
November 2002
Editors
Agranovich, V.M., La Rocca, G.C.
Volume
149
Price
US$206 / €187
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978-1-58603-271-5
Subject
Physics

In this Enrico Fermi School, the first one dedicated to advanced organic materials, the main rese…


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Experimental Quantum Computation and Information

Pub. date
February 2003
Editors
De Martini, F., Monroe, C.
Volume
148
Price
US$286 / € 197
ISBN print
978-1-58603-270-8
Subject
Physics

This Fermi Summer School of Physics on "Experimental Quantum Information and Computing" represent…


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High Pressure Phenomena

Pub. date
November 2002
Editors
Chiarotti, G.L., Hemley, R.J., Bernasconi, M., Ulivi, L.
Volume
147
Price
US$222 / €201
ISBN print
978-1-58603-269-2
Subject
Physics

In many respects, the science of materials has only fully utilized two of its three fundamental t…


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Recent Advances in Metrology and Fundamental Constants

Pub. date
January 2001
Editors
Quinn, T.J., Leschiutta, S., Tavella, P.
Volume
146
Price
US$249 / €226
ISBN print
978-1-58603-167-1
Subject
Physics

The exchange between physics and metrology is always fascinating and exciting. Many are the open …


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Protein Folding, Evolution and Design

Pub. date
January 2001
Editors
Broglia, R.A., Shakhnovich, E.I., Tiana, G.
Volume
145
Price
US$116 / €105
ISBN print
978-1-58603-166-4
Subject
Physics

This book presents the results of broad interdisciplinary effort to study proteins in physical an…


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Nanometer Scale Science and Technology

Pub. date
January 2001
Editors
Allegrini, M., Garcia, N., Marti, O.
Volume
144
Price
US$176 / €160
ISBN print
978-1-58603-165-7
Subject
Physics

This book focuses on "Nanometer Scale Science and Technology''. This is one of the most rapidly e…


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New Directions in Quantum Chaos

Pub. date
January 2000
Editors
Casati, G., Guarneri, I., Smilansky, U.
Volume
143
Price
US$167 / €151
ISBN print
978-1-58603-074-2
Subject
Physics

The rapid progress of the research field of quantum chaos and its applications called for a book …


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Plasmas in the Universe

Pub. date
January 2000
Editors
Coppi, B., Ferrari, A., Sindoni, E.
Volume
142
Price
US$167 / €151
ISBN print
978-1-58603-073-5
Subject
Physics

This book illustrates new developments in the fields of space and solar physics, stellar physics,…


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Silicon-based Microphotonics: from Basics to Applications

Pub. date
January 2000
Editors
Bisi, O., Campisano, S.U., Pavesi, L., Priolo, F.
Volume
141
Price
US$168 / €152
ISBN print
978-90-5199-502-2
Subject
Physics

The evolution of Si-based optoelectronics has been extremely fast in the last few years and it is…


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Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic Gases

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Inguscio, M., Stringari, S., Wieman, C.
Volume
140
Price
US$180 / €163
ISBN print
978-0-96733-555-1
Subject
Physics

Although first proposed by Einstein in 1924, Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in a gas was not ac…


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Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function: Approaches from Physics

Pub. date
January 1999
Editor
Maraviglia, B.
Volume
139
Price
US$179 / €162
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978-90-5199-501-5
Subject
Physics

In the last decade, NMR has set the basis for the understanding of the function and disfunction o…


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Unfolding the Matter of Nuclei

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Molinari, A., Ricci, R.A.
Volume
138
Price
US$176 / €160
ISBN print
978-90-5199-465-0
Subject
Physics

The nucleus and its constituents are a challenging problem. The lectures collected in this book p…


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Heavy Flavour Physics: a Probe of Nature’s Grand Design

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Bigi, I., Moroni, L.
Volume
137
Price
US$189 / €171
ISBN print
978-90-5199-464-3
Subject
Physics

The lectures collected in this book present a comprehensive review of the current knowledge of he…


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Models and Phenomenology for Conventional and High-Temperature Superconductivity

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Iadonisi, G., Schrieffer, J.R., Chiofalo, M.L.
Volume
136
Price
US$176 / €160
ISBN print
978-90-5199-466-7
Subject
Physics

The search for microscopic models to explain the many superconducting substances has introduced s…


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The Physics of Diamond

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Paoletti, A., Tucciarone, A.
Volume
135
Price
US$204 / €185
ISBN print
978-90-5199-352-3
Subject
Physics

Diamond is an extreme material among possible atomic aggregations in nature, and as such has many…


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The Physics of Complex Systems

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Mallamace, F., Stanley, H.E.
Volume
134
Price
US$224 / €203
ISBN print
978-90-5199-351-6
Subject
Physics

This volume focuses on the area of the physics of complex systems and provides both an overview o…


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Past and Present Variability of the Solar-Terrestrial System

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Cini Castagnoli, G., Provenzale, A.
Volume
133
Price
US$176 / €160
ISBN print
978-90-5199-358-5
Subject
Physics

The global climate of the Earth has significantly varied over the last millennia. On a regional s…


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Dark Matter in the Universe

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Bonometto, S., Primack, J., Provenzale, A.
Volume
132
Price
US$237 / €215
ISBN print
978-90-5199-294-6
Subject
Physics

Physics and astrophysics came to dark matter through many different routes, finally accepting it,…


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Coherent and Collective Interactions of Particles and Radiation Beams

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Aspect, A., Barletta, W., Bonifacio, R.
Volume
131
Price
US$206 / €187
ISBN print
978-90-5199-281-6
Subject
Physics

This book is especially concerned with fundamental theoretical and experimental aspects of relati…


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Selected Topics in Non Perturbative QCD

Pub. date
January 1997
Editors
Di Giacomo, A., Diakonov, D.
Volume
130
Price
US$206 / €187
ISBN print
978-90-5199-293-9
Subject
Physics

The book addresses aspects of QCD which are related to its underlying structure as a field theory…


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Biomedical Applications of Synchroton Radiation

Pub. date
January 1996
Editors
Burattini, E., Balerna, A.
Volume
128
Price
US$154 / €140
ISBN print
978-90-5199-248-9
Subject
Life & Behavioural Sciences

The unique properties of synchroton radiation including its broad spectrum extending from the inf…


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Quantum Groups and their Applications in Physics

Pub. date
January 1996
Editors
Castellani, L., Wess, J.
Volume
127
Price
US$214 / €194
ISBN print
978-90-5199-247-2
Subject
Physics

This book focuses on quantum groups, i.e., continuous deformations of Lie groups, and their appli…


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Nonlinear Optical Materials: Principles and Applications

Pub. date
January 1995
Editors
Degiorgio, V., Flytzanis, C.
Volume
126
Price
US$189 / €171
ISBN print
978-90-5199-204-5
Subject
Physics

Nonlinear optical materials play a pivotal role in the future evolution of nonlinear optics in ge…


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Positron Spectroscopy of Solids

Pub. date
January 1995
Editors
Dupasquier, A., Mills Jr., A.P.
Volume
125
Price
US$206 / €187
ISBN print
978-90-5199-203-8
Subject
Physics

The lifetime of a positron inside a solid is normally less than a fraction of nanosecond. This is…


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Diagnostic Tools in Atmospheric Physics

Pub. date
January 1995
Editors
Fiocco, G., Visconti, G.
Volume
124
Price
US$158 / €143
ISBN print
978-90-5199-202-1
Subject
Physics

This volume addresses a number of experimental techniques and methods for the treatment of data i…


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The International School of Physics Enrico Fermi was founded in 1953 by Societa' Italiana di Fisica (SIF) and consists of 3 advanced physics courses held every summer in Varenna (on lake Como) by eminent scientists. Its aims are to promote and disseminateup-to-date information on current developments in various topics of contemporary physics. Over the years it has built up a prestigious reputation as a high-quality international school. More than 40 Nobel prize winners presented their lectures in Varenna, out of which 13 had been awarded soon after lecturing there. The books in this series present the proceedings of the courses which are published by SIF and distributed in partnership with IOS Press.