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By V.L. Ginzburg

In approximately technology, Myself and Others, Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, co-recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics and Editor of the overview magazine Physics-Uspekhi, presents an perception into glossy physics, the lives and works of different sought after physicists he has recognized, and perception into his personal existence and perspectives on physics and past.

Divided into 3 components, the booklet begins with a overview of the main difficulties in modern physics, astrophysics, and cosmology, interpreting their ancient improvement and why they pose this sort of problem to state-of-the-art physicists and for society. half One additionally contains information of a few of Professor Ginzburg's paintings, together with superconductivity and superfluidity. half encompasses numerous articles at the lives and works of a number of well-liked physicists, together with the writer. The 3rd half is a set of articles that offer a private view of the writer, describing his own perspectives and reminiscences on a variety of wider themes.

Taken jointly, this selection of articles creates an relaxing evaluate of physics, its philosophy, and key avid gamers in its smooth improvement within the twentieth Century. unquestionably, it is going to be an stress-free learn for pro physicists and non-scientists alike.

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As has been stated (see [108]), if m2 and m1 are very close, then masses are admissible that could be responsible for the dark matter. However, according to [94], the total mass of stable neutrinos of all types does not exceed 2 eV. I cannot judge the significance of the difference of the neutrino mass from zero for elementary particle physics but apparently this is not a very principal fact. However, who knows? The Sun and the stars are known to radiate at the expense of nuclear reactions proceeding in their interiors and must, therefore, emit neutrinos.

E. 5 × 1013 cm). Hence, if it were possible to trace the star motion Copyright © 2005 IOP Publishing Ltd. 32 Problems of physics and astrophysics (thirty years later) near the nucleus up to distances comparable with rg , everything would immediately become clear. 4 × 1022 cm from the Sun. Nevertheless, in this case it has been determined, using a radio interferometer, that the radiation source was of the order of astronomical unit. Optical observations of the velocity field of stars near the galactic center have shown that the motion proceeds around a mass with dimensions smaller than a light week, i.

The products of their decay, according to this hypothesis, are observed in the atmosphere and give rise to EAS (for the reader not closely related to this subject, it may not be out of place to explain that UHECR particles, like particles of lower energies, say, ECR 1015 eV, are registered in cosmic rays only by EAS). For example, clumps of quark matter (‘strangelets’) could be such ‘primary’ particles [238]. On the whole, the problem of very-high-energy CRs is actually enigmatic and, for this reason alone, interesting (see also article 3 for more references).

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