Authored by two of the most respected experts in the field of nuclear matter, this book provides an up-to-date account of developments in nuclear matter theory and a critical comparison of the existing theoretical approaches in the field.
It provides information needed for researchers working with applications in a variety of research fields, ranging from nuclear physics to astrophysics and gravitational physics, and the computational techniques discussed in the book are relevant for the broader condensed matter and quantum fluids community.
- The first book to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of nuclear matter theory
- Authored by two world-leading academics in this field
- Includes a description of the most advanced computational techniques and a discussion of state-of-the art applications, such as the study of gravitational-wave emission from neutron stars
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Nuclear Dynamics
Chapter 3. Nuclear Matter Properties
Chapter 4. Nuclear Matter Theory
Chapter 5. Advanced Variational Methods
Chapter 6. Neutron Stars
Chapter 7. Constraints from Astrophysical Data
Omar Benhar is an INFN research director and teaches Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Electrodynamics at the University of Rome, "La Sapienza". He has worked extensively in the United States, and since 2013 has served as an adjunct professor at the Center for Neutrino Physics of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Prof. Benhar has co-authored two textbooks on Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Gauge Theories, and published more than one hundred scientific papers on the theory of many-particle systems, the structure of compact stars and electroweak interactions of nuclei.
Stefano Fantoni has been Professor of Theory of Nuclear Interactions at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), in Trieste, since 1992, and served as Director of the School between 2004 and 2010. He has authored and co-authored over two hundred papers published in international journals. In 2007, Prof. Fantoni has been the recipient of the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal for Many-Body Physics. In recognition of his role to improve communication between the scientific community and the general public, in 2009 he has been awarded the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the popularization of Science.