The physics of Ettore Majorana : phenomenological, theoretical, and mathematical [EBook] / Salvatore Esposito ; with contributions by E. Akhmedov and F. Wilczek.
The physics of Ettore Majorana : phenomenological, theoretical, and mathematical [EBook] / Salvatore Esposito ; with contributions by E. Akhmedov and F. Wilczek.
Through just a handful of papers, Ettore Majorana left an indelible mark in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science and even economics before his mysterious disappearance in 1938. It is only now that the importance of Majorana's work is being realised: Majorana fermions are intense...
Personal Name(s):  Esposito, Salvatore, (author) 

Akhmedov, E., (author) / Wilczek, Frank, (author)  
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2015

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xi, 382 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781107619845 9781107044029 9781107358362 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Through just a handful of papers, Ettore Majorana left an indelible mark in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science and even economics before his mysterious disappearance in 1938. It is only now that the importance of Majorana's work is being realised: Majorana fermions are intensely studied today, and his work on neutrino physics has provided possible explanations for the existence of dark matter. In this unique volume, Salvatore Esposito explores not only Majorana's known papers but, even more interestingly, unveils his unpublished works as well. These include powerful methods and results, ranging from the atomic twocentre problem, the ThomasFermi model and ferromagnetism to quasistationary states, ncomponent relativistic wave equations and quantum scalar electrodynamics. Featuring biographical notes and contributions from leading experts Evgeny Akhmedov and Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, this fascinating book will captivate graduate students and researchers interested in frontier science as well as in the history of science. 