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3rd Edition

Neutrino Physics

ISBN 9781138718890
Published May 5, 2020 by CRC Press
465 Pages 224 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

When Kai Zuber’s pioneering text on neutrinos was published in 2003, the author correctly predicted that the field would see tremendous growth in the immediate future. In that book, Professor Zuber provided a comprehensive self-contained examination of neutrinos, covering their research history and theory, as well as their application to particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and the broad reach of cosmology; but now to be truly comprehensive and accurate, the field’s seminal reference needs to be revised and expanded to include the latest research, conclusions, and implications.

Revised as needed to be equal to the research of today, Neutrino Physics, Third Edition delves into neutrino cross-sections, mass measurements, double beta decay, solar neutrinos, neutrinos from supernovae, and high-energy neutrinos, as well as entirely new experimental results in the context of theoretical models.

Written to be accessible to graduate students and readers from diverse backgrounds, this edition, like the first, provides both an introduction to the field as well as the information needed by those looking to make their own contributions to it. And like the second edition, it whets the researcher’s appetite, going beyond certainty to pose those questions that still need answers.


  • Presents the only single-author comprehensive text on neutrino physics
  • Includes experimental and theoretical particle physics and examines solar neutrinos and astroparticle implications
  • Offers details on new developments and recent experiments

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Important historical experiments

Chapter 2. Properties of neutrinos

Chapter 3. The standard model of particle physics

Chapter 4. Neutrinos as a probe of nuclear structure

Chapter 5. Neutrino masses and physics beyond the standard model

Chapter 6. Direct neutrino mass searches

Chapter 7. Double Beta-decay

Chapter 8. Neutrino oscillations

Chapter  9. Atmospheric neutrinos

Chapter 10. Solar neutrinos

Chapter 11. Neutrinos from supernovae

Chapter 12. Ultra-high energetic cosmic neutrinos

Chapter 13. Neutrinos in cosmology

Chapter 14. Summary and outlook

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Kai Zuber is the Head of Department for Nuclear Physics at TU Dresden and the creator and leader of the COBRA-Project. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg, where he worked within the Heidelberg-Moscow double beta decay experiment.Prof. Zuber is currently a collaborator on a number of high profile experiments, including the SNO+experiment; the GERDA double beta decay experiment; the Borexino experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory; the COMET-experiment at J-PARC; and the ISOLTRAP experiment at CERN. In 2016, Prof. Zuber was part of a team of collaborators awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics for his work on the fundamental discovery and exploration of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.


Praise for the previous editions:

"...highly recommended to anyone interested in this field, and to any advanced student...who needs to understand neutrino physics."
— Klaus Blaum, CERN Courier

"...extremely comprehensive and excellent introduction to this exciting field...a handy reference source for the experts."
Alan Watson, University of Leeds

" excellent, up-to-date, and thorough introduction to the subject for new researchers in the field...a valuable and handy reference for the more experienced scientist."
Dan Hooper, E-streams