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by Simone Biondini 
Effective Field Theories for Heavy Majorana Neutrinos in a Thermal Bath 
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by Ashley Michael Timmons 
Search for Sterile Neutrinos with the MINOS LongBaseline Experiment 
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by Friedrich Jegerlehner 
The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon 
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by Edoardo Vescovi 
Perturbative and Nonperturbative Approaches to String SigmaModels in AdS/CFT 
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by Shota Tsiskaridze 
Search for FlavorChanging Neutral Current Top Quark Decays t ??? Hq, with H ??? bb?? , in pp Collisions at ???s = 8 TeV with th 
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by Jason Tsz Shing Yue 
Higgs Properties at the LHC 
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by Simon Spannagel 
CMS Pixel Detector Upgrade and Top Quark Pole Mass Determination 
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Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.) 
Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
026216 
2017 
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Hagen Kleinert 
Particles and quantum fields 
026181 
2016 
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Thanu Padmanabhan 
Quantum field theory: The Why, What and How 
026057 
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Title  Effective Field Theories for Heavy Majorana Neutrinos in a Thermal Bath 
Author(s)  by Simone Biondini 
Description  XIII, 215 p. 86 illus., 65 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis discusses the construction of an effective field theory (EFT) for nonrelativistic Majorana fermions, shows how to use it to calculate observables in a thermal medium, and derives the effects of these thermal particles on the CP asymmetry.?? The methods described in this thesis are the only ones to date that allow a systematic and effective description of the nonrelativistic dynamics of a heavy Majorana fermion at finite temperature. The CP asymmetry is studied for hierarchical and nearly degenerate heavyneutrino masses and the analysis includes the treatment of leptonflavor effects.?? Heavy Majorana neutrinos are involved in many scenarios of physics beyond the standard model and, in the leptogenesis framework, they are at the root of the baryon asymmetry in the Universe. Besides simplifying existing results, the EFT approach provides useful tools for addressing even more involved observables. Indeed, taken together, the approach and the material pres ented here represent an important step toward a systematic improvement of our knowledge of the CP asymmetry in heavyneutrino decays at finite temperature 
Contents Note  Baryon Asymmetry in the Early Universe  Baryogenesis via Leptogenesis  E???ective Field Theories  Thermal Field Theory in a Nutshell  EFT Approach for Righthanded Neutrinos in a Thermal Bath  CP Asymmetries at Finite Temperature: the Nearly Degenerate Case  CP Asymmetries at Finite Temperature: the Hierarchical Case  Flavoured CP Asymmetries 
Keyword(s)  1. COSMOLOGY
2. Elementary particles (Physics)
3. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
4. PHYSICS
5. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
6. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
7. STRING THEORY

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Title  Search for Sterile Neutrinos with the MINOS LongBaseline Experiment 
Author(s)  by Ashley Michael Timmons 
Description  XX, 162 p. 116 illus., 111 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis highlights data from MINOS, a longbaseline accelerator neutrino experiment, and details one of the most sensitive searches for the sterile neutrino ever made. Further, it presents a new analysis paradigm to enable this measurement and a comprehensive study of the myriad systematic uncertainties involved in a search for a fewpercent effect, while also rigorously investigating the statistical interpretation of the findings in the context of a sterile neutrino model.?? Among the scientific community, this analysis was quickly recognized as a foundational measurement in light of which all previous evidence for the sterile neutrino must now be (re)interpreted. The existence of sterile neutrinos has long been one of the key questions in the field. Not only are they a central component in many theories of new physics, but a number of past experiments have yielded results consistent with their existence. Nonetheless, they remain controversial: the interpretation of the data showing evidence for these sterile neutrinos is hotly debated 
Contents Note  Introduction  Neutrino Physics  The MINOS and MINOS+ Experiments  Calibration and Reconstruction  Event Selection  Systematic Uncertainties  The MINOS Sterile Neutrino Analysis  FeldmanCousins Con???dence Intervals  Near Detector Data Quality Monitoring  Conclusions and Future Outlook 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTROPHYSICS
2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles
3. Elementary particles (Physics)
4. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
5. PHYSICS
6. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon 
Author(s)  by Friedrich Jegerlehner 
Edition  2nd ed. 2017 
Description  XVIII, 693 p. 206 illus., 110 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This research monograph covers extensively the theory of the muon anomalous magnetic moment and provides estimates of the theoretical uncertainties. The muon anomalous magnetic moment is one of the most precisely measured quantities in elementary particle physics and provides one of the most stringent tests of relativistic quantum field theory as a fundamental theoretical framework. It allows for an extremely precise check of the standard model of elementary particles and of its limitations. This book reviews the present state of knowledge of the anomalous magnetic moment a=(g2)/2 of the muon. Recent experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory now reach the unbelievable precision of 0.5 parts per million, improving the accuracy of previous g2 experiments at CERN by a factor of 14. In addition, quantum electrodynamics and electroweak and hadronic effects are reviewed. Since nonperturbative hadronic effects play a key role for the precision test, their evaluation is described in detail. Perspectives for future improvements of the theoretical and experimental precision are considered. The new edition features improved theoretical predictions to match upcoming experiments, like the one at Fermilab. Additionally the new more precise basic parameters are presented 
Contents Note  Part I: Basic Concepts, Introduction to QED, g ??? 2 in a Nutshell, General Properties and Tools  Introduction  Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics  Lepton Magnetic Moments: Basics  Part II: A Detailed Account of the Theory, Outline of Concepts of the Experiment, Status and Perspectives  Electromagnetic and Weak Radiative Corrections  Hadronic Effects  The g???2 Experiments  Comparison Between Theory and Experiment and Future Perspectives  Corrections and Updates to the first edition  List of Acronyms 
Keyword(s)  1. NUCLEAR PHYSICS
2. Particle and Nuclear Physics
3. PHYSICS
4. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
6. STRING THEORY

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Title  Perturbative and Nonperturbative Approaches to String SigmaModels in AdS/CFT 
Author(s)  by Edoardo Vescovi 
Description  XIII, 239 p. 32 illus., 18 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis introduces readers to the type II superstring theories in the AdS5??S5 and AdS4??CP3 backgrounds. Each chapter exemplifies a different computational approach to measuring observables (conformal dimensions of singletrace operators and expectation values of Wilson loop operators) relevant for two supersymmetric theories: the N=4 super YangMills theory and the N=6 ChernSimonsmatter (ABJM) theory.?? Perturbative techniques have traditionally been used to make quantitative predictions in quantum field theories, but they are only reliable as long as the interaction strengths are weak. The antide Sitter/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence realizes physicists??? dream of studying strongly coupled quantum field theories with ???enhanced??? symmetries, using the methods provided by string theory.?? The first part of the thesis sets up the semiclassical quantization of worldsheet sigmamodel actions around string solutions of least area in AdS space. This machinery is used to capture quantum corrections at large coupling to nexttoleading and nexttonexttoleading order by solving the determinants of partial differential operators and by computing Feynman diagrams, respectively. In turn, the second part presents an innovative approach based on Monte Carlo simulations to finite coupling for a latticediscretized model of the AdS5??S5 superstring action.?? The thesis focuses on fundamental aspects, as well as on applications previously published by the author, and offers a valuable reference work for anyone interested in the most recent developments in this field 
Contents Note  Introduction  Superstring Actions in AdS5 ?? S5 and AdS4 ?? CP3 Spaces  Geometric Properties of Semiclassically Quantized Strings  ???Exact??? Semiclassical Quantization of Folded Spinning Strings  Towards Precision Holography for Latitude Wilson Loops  Lightlike Cusp Anomaly and the Interpolating Function in ABJM  AdS5 ?? S5 Superstring on the Lattice  Conclusion and outlook 
Keyword(s)  1. Elementary particles (Physics)
2. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
3. PHYSICS
4. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
6. STRING THEORY
7. Strongly Correlated Systems, Superconductivity
8. SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
9. SUPERCONDUCTORS

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Title  Search for FlavorChanging Neutral Current Top Quark Decays t ??? Hq, with H ??? bb?? , in pp Collisions at ???s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector 
Author(s)  by Shota Tsiskaridze 
Description  XVII, 242 p. 133 illus., 95 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This PhD thesis focuses on the search for flavorchanging neutral currents in the decay of a top quark to an uptype quark (q = u, c) and the Standard Model Higgs boson, where the Higgs boson decays to bb. Further, the thesis presents the combination of this search for top quark pair events with other ATLAS searches ??? in the course of which the most restrictive bounds to date on tqH interactions were obtained. Following on from the discovery of the Higgs boson, it is particularly important to measure the Yukawa couplings of the Standard Model fermions; these parameters may provide crucial insights to help solve the flavor puzzle and may help reveal the presence of new physics before it is directly observed in experiments 
Contents Note  Introduction and Theoretical Framework  The ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider  Event Simulation  Event Reconstruction  Event Samples and Preselection  Analysis Strategy  Systematic Uncertainties  Statistical Analysis  Results  Prospects  Summary 
Keyword(s)  1. Elementary particles (Physics)
2. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
3. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
4. PHYSICS
5. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  CMS Pixel Detector Upgrade and Top Quark Pole Mass Determination 
Author(s)  by Simon Spannagel 
Description  XXVII, 274 p. 136 illus., 74 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis addresses two different topics, both vital for implementing modern highenergy physics experiments: detector development and data analysis. Providing a concise introduction to both the standard model of particle physics and the basic principles of semiconductor tracking detectors, it presents the first measurement of the top quark pole mass from the differential crosssection of tt+J events in the dileptonic tt decay channel. The first part focuses on the development and characterization of silicon pixel detectors. To account for the expected increase in luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the pixel detector of the compact muon solenoid (CMS) experiment is replaced by an upgraded detector with new frontend electronics. It presents comprehensive test beam studies conducted to verify the design and quantify the performance of the new frontend in terms of tracking efficiency and spatial resolution. Furthermore, it proposes a new cluster interpol ation method, which utilizes the third central moment of the cluster charge distribution to improve the position resolution. The second part of the thesis introduces an alternative measurement of the top quark mass from the normalized differential production crosssections of dileptonic top quark pair events with an additional jet. The energy measurement is 8TeV. Using theoretical predictions at nexttoleading order in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the top quark pole mass is determined using a template fit method 
Contents Note  Introduction to Particle Physics at Hadron Colliders  The CMS Experiment at the LHC  Basic Concepts of Semiconductor Tracking Detectors  The CMS Pixel Detector for Phase I  Simulation of CMS Pixel Detector Modules  The pixar Data Acquisition and Calibration Framework  ??Test Beams at the DESYII Synchrotron  Quali???cation of the Phase I Readout Chip  Improving the Position Resolution Using the Cluster Skewness  Introduction to Top Quark Physics and the Measurement  Simulation of Collision Events  Object Reconstruction and Event Selection  Systematic Uncertainties  Measurement of the Top Quark Mass from the ??S Distribution of tt+jet Events  Measurement of the Top Quark Mass from Di???erential tt+jet Cross Sections  Summary and Prospects 
Keyword(s)  1. MEASUREMENT
2. Measurement Science and Instrumentation
3. Particle acceleration
4. Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics
5. PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS
6. PHYSICS
7. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
8. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
9. STRING THEORY

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Title  Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.);Sunu Engineer (ed.) 
Publication  Switzerland, Springer, 2017. 
Description  XII, 494 p. 54 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides a compilation of indepth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons 
Contents Note  J. Alcaniz et al. Measuring baryon acoustic oscillations with angular twopoint correlation function  C. M. Boily Resonant disruption of binary stars by a catalytic black hole  RongGen Cai and LiMing Cao Mechanics of Apparent Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity  Sumanta Chakraborty Boundary Terms of the EinsteinHilbert Action  Timothy Clifton and John Barrow Decay of the Cosmic Vacuum Energy  Naresh Dadhich Understanding General Relativity after 100 years: A matter of perspective  Tevian Dray Piecewise Conserved Quantities  Pankaj Joshi SelfSimilarity and Criticality in Gravitational Collapse  Claus Kiefer Notes on semiclassical Weyl gravity  Dawood Kothawala Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature  Donald LyndenBell A local stress tensor for gravity Fields  Michele Maggiore Nonlocal Infrared Modifications of Gravity: A Review  Ayan Mukhopadhyay Emergence of gravity and RG flow  S. Modak Modelling nonparadoxical loss of information in black hole evaporation  J.V. Narlikar Relativistic Paths : A Feynman Problem  Martin Rees Thoughts on 50 years in astrophysics and cosmology and on what comes next  Sudipta Sarkar Area Theorem: General Relativity and Beyond  Shankarnarayanan What Are the Atoms of Space Time?  Suprit Singh From Quantum to Classical in the Sky  T.P. Singh Classical and quantum: a conflict of interest  Lee Smolin Four principles for quantum gravity  L. Sriramkurar What do detectors detect?  Urjit A Yajnik Stability longevity and all that : false vacua and topological defects 
Classification  531.51:530.145(069)

Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
2. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
3. DEDICATEE  THANU PADMANABHAN
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
8. PADMANABHAN, THANU  DEDICATEE
9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  Particles and quantum fields 
Author(s)  Hagen Kleinert 
Publication  New Jersey, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2016. 
Description  xxxv, 1591p. 
Abstract Note  This is an introductory book on elementary particles and their interactions. It starts out with manybody Schrödinger theory and second quantization and leads, via its generalization, to relativistic fields of various spins and to gravity. The text begins with the best known quantum field theory so far, the quantum electrodynamics of photon and electrons (QED). It continues by developing the theory of strong interactions between the elementary constituents of matter (quarks). This is possible due to the property called asymptotic freedom. On the way one has to tackle the problem of removing various infinities by renormalization. The divergent sums of infinitely many diagrams are performed with the renormalization group or by variational perturbation theory (VPT). The latter is an outcome of the FeynmanKleinert variational approach to path integrals discussed in two earlier books of the author, one representing a comprehensive treatise on path integrals, the other dealing with critial phenomena. Unlike ordinary perturbation theory, VPT produces uniformly convergent series which are valid from weak to strong couplings, where they describe critical phenomena. 
ISBN,Price  9789814740906 : US $60.00(PB) 
Classification  539.186.2

Keyword(s)  1. COSMOLOGY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  WORLD SCIENTIFIC
4. EINSTEIN GRAVITY
5. MANYBODY QUANTUM PHYSICS
6. NOETHER'S THEOREM
7. NONABELIAN GAUGE THEORY
8. PERTURBATION THEORY
9. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
10. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY
11. RELATIVISTIC PARTICLES
12. RENORMALIZATION GROUP
13. WEAK INTERACTIONS

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Title  Quantum field theory: The Why, What and How 
Author(s)  Thanu Padmanabhan 
Publication  Cham, Springer, 2016. 
Description  xvii, 283p. 
Series  (Graduate Texts in Physics) 
Abstract Note  This book describes, in clear terms, the Why, What and the How of Quantum Field Theory. The raison d'etre of QFT is explained by starting from the dynamics of a relativistic particle and demonstrating how it leads to the notion of quantum fields. Nonperturbative aspects and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, DaviesUnruh effect, Casimir effect and spontaneous symmetry breaking introduce the reader to the elegance and breadth of applicability of field theoretical concepts. Complementing the conceptual aspects, the book also develops all the relevant mathematical techniques in detail, leading e.g., to the computation of anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the twoloop renormalisation of the selfinteracting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both selfstudy and classroom use. 
ISBN,Price  9783319281711 : Rs. 3904.00(HB) 
Classification  530.145

Keyword(s)  1. PERTURBATION THEORY
2. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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