The Universe in a Helium Droplet
by Grigory E. Volovik
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2003
Number of pages: 532
There are fundamental relations between three vast areas of physics: particle physics, cosmology and condensed matter physics. The fundamental links between the first two areas, in other words, between micro-and macro-worlds, have been well established. The main goal of this book is to establish and define the connection of these two fields with condensed matter physics.
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