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Available at the CERN bookshop
Available at the CERN bookshop
Available at the CERN bookshop
Available at the CERN bookshop

This book presents a Lagrangian approach model to formulate various fields of continuum physics, ranging from gradient continuum elasticity to relativistic gravito-electromagnetism. It extends the classical theories based on Riemann geometry to Riemann-Cartan geometry, and then describes non-homogeneous continuum and spacetime with torsion in Einstein-Cartan relativistic gravitation. It investigates two aspects of invariance of the Lagrangian: covariance of formulation following the method of Lovelock and Rund, and gauge invariance where the active diffeomorphism invariance is considered by using local Poincaré gauge theory according to the Utiyama method. Further, it develops various extensions of strain gradient continuum elasticity, relativistic gravitation and electromagnetism when the torsion field of the Riemann-Cartan continuum is not equal to zero. Lastly, it derives heterogeneous wave propagation equations within twisted and curved manifolds and proposes a relation between electromagnetic potential and torsion tensor.

New book

Le plus complet et le plus actuel des grands dictionnaires bilingues anglais : près d'1 million de mots, expressions et traductions ; 2 dictionnaires de synonymes (un pour chaque langue) ; un dictionnaire business de 15 000 termes. La référence pour les ensiengnants et les traducteurs Une richesse inégalée de sens et de nuances : plus de 950 000 mots, expressions et traductions des milliers d'exemples tirés de la presse et de la littérature le vocabulaire terminologique : sciences, économie, nouvelles technologies,... tous les niveaux de langue : littéraire, familier, argotique... Une langue mise à jour et actuelle : des milliers de traductions nouvelles : zero-hour contract, sunset clause, culture fund... Une dimension internationale l'anglais britannique, américain, écossais, irlandais, australien... Les références culturelles anglo-saxonnes : institutions, traditions, événements, personnages importants, phrases célèbres de la littérature, du cinéma... Des aides pointues : 800 notes sur les difficultés de traduction, les pièges et les faux amis une grammaire en 27 chapitres pour s'exprimer de façon idiomatique des modèles de CV, lettres, courriels... Un atlas bilingue en couleurs : plus de 25 cartes, plusieurs milliers de noms géographiques en anglais et en français

New book

The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the importance of the subject and provide detailed information on the physical makeup of our planetary system and technologies used for research. Information on educational projects has also been included in the Radio Astronomy chapters.This information is a real plus for students and educators considering a career in Planetary Science or for increasing their knowledge about our planetary system

CERN library event

Guido Altarelli was a leading figure in 20th century particle physics. His scientific contributions and leadership played a key role in the development of the Standard Model of fundamental interactions, as well as the current search for new physics beyond it, both at and beyond CERN.

This book is a collection of original contributions, at the cutting edge of scientific research, by some of the leading theoretical and experimental high-energy physicists currently in the field. These were inspired by Guido's ideas, whether directly or indirectly. 

Programme :

15:30 - 15:40 : The idea of the book / Aharon Levy

15:40 - 15:50 : From my vast repertoire.... / Stefano Forte

15:50 - 16:00 : Content overview / Giovanni Ridolfi

16:00 - 16:30 : Authors’ contributions and recollections


"From my Vast Repertoire", ed. by S. Forte, A. Levy, G. Ridolfi,  World Scientific, 2018, ISBN 9789813238046                                

New book

The Grant Writer's Handbook: How to Write a Research Proposal and Succeed provides useful and practical advice on all aspects of proposal writing, including developing proposal ideas, drafting the proposal, dealing with referees, and budgeting. The authors base their advice on many years of experience writing and reviewing proposals in many different countries at various levels of scientific maturity. The book describes the numerous kinds of awards available from funding agencies, in particular large collaborative grants involving a number of investigators, and addresses the practical impact of a grant, which is often required of proposals. In addition, information is provided about selection of reviewers and the mechanics of organizing a research grant competition to give the proposal writer the necessary background information. The book includes key comments from a number of experts and is essential reading for anyone writing a research grant proposal.The Grant Writer's Handbook's companion website, featuring regularly updated resources and helpful links, can be found at

Archival historical image

On 4 December 1930, Wolfgang Pauli wrote his famous letter to the ‘Dear radioactive ladies and gentlemen’ postulating a neutral particle to solve the puzzle of missing energy during beta decay. This letter forms the basis of a new work by ART(at)CREATIONS, Liebe Radioaktive Damen und Herren, featuring music composed by Petros Stergiopoulos and Oded Ben-Horin.


Pauli had to wait nearly 26 years for experimental confirmation of the neutrino. As he wrote to its discoverers, Frederick Reines and Clyde Cowan, ‘Everything comes to him who knows how to wait.’

Available at the CERN bookshop

An introduction to the world of quarks and leptons, and of their interactions governed by fundamental symmetries of nature, as well as an introduction to the connection that exists between worlds of the infinitesimally small and the infinitely large. The book starts with a simple presentation of the theoretical framework, the so-called Standard Model, which evolved gradually since the 1960's. This is followed by its main experimental successes, and its weaknesses and incompleteness. We proceed then with the incredible story of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN — the largest purely scientific project ever realized. What follows is the discussion of the conception, design and construction of the detectors of size and complexity without precedent in scientific history. The book summarizes the main physics results obtained firstly during the initial phase of operation of the LHC, which culminated in the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 (the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013). This is followed by the results obtained in subsequent years up to 2016, consolidating and expanding these findings. These successes have undoubtedly made CERN the focal point, both of intellectual endeavor and technological innovation in this domain of science. In the last chapter, we describe some plans for LHC and the possible evolution of the field.


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