Reading List

There is a wide range of levels between the texts and some are more advanced reference texts.

General particle physics texts

  • Main textbook (for historical reasons) Nuclear and Particle Physics, W.S.C. Williams (OUP, 1991, updated 1997, ISBN 0-19-852046-8)
  • Introduction to Elementary Particles, David Griffith (Wiley-VCH, 2008, second edition revised, ISBN 978-3-527-40601-2)
  • Introduction to high energy physics, D.H. Perkins, Addison-Wesley (2nd and 3rd ed.), Cambridge University Press (4th ed.). There are many copies of this book between 2nd and 4th edition in the library. Emphasis on 'historical' physics/methods.
  • The ideas of particle physics :an introduction for scientists (2nd Ed.), G.D. Coughlan and J.E. Dodd, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521385067(1991)
  • Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, F. Halzen and A.D. Martin, Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0-471-88741-2 (1984). Difficult to get hold of and more advanced than required for our course.
  • Elements of Nuclear Physics, W.E. Burcham, Longman, ISBN 0-582-46027-1 (1985). There is a more recent book by Burcham and Jobes which may also be useful.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics, B.R. Martin, Wiley, ISBN 0-470-02532-8 (2006).
  • Particle Physics, B.R. Martin and G. Shaw, Wiley, ISBN0-471-92359-1 (1992).
  • For students who have not attended Y1 "Quarks and Leptons", try reading the particle physics chapters from Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang, J. Allday, (2nd edition,
ISBN 0750308060)

Particle Detectors

Particle Accelerators

Neutrino specific texts

  • Neutrino Physics (2nd edition), K. Winter (Ed.) , Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-65003-8 (2000)
  • The Elusive Neutrino, N. Solomey, Scientific American Library, ISBN 0-7167-5080-5 (1997)
  • Spaceship Neutrino, C. Sutton , Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-36404-4 (1992)
  • Physics of Neutrinos and Applications to Astrophysics, M. Fukugita and T. Yanagida , Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-43800-9 (2003)
  • Massive neutrinos in physics and astrophysics, R.N. Mohapatra and P.B. Pal , World Scientific, ISBN 981-02-0435-3 (1991)
  • Neutrinos, G.M. Lewis, Wykeham Publications, ISBN 0-85109-140-7 (1970)
  • Fundamental Particles - and Introduction to Quarks and Leptons, B.G. Duff, Taylor and Francis Ltd., ISBN 0-85066-332-6 (1986)
  • The Neutrino, J.S. Allen, Princeton University Press (1958)

-- NigelWatson - 09 Jan 2012

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