The course tends to provide the main elements of the theoretical framework of modern view of astroparticle physics, namely the discipline which focuses the cosmological and astrophysical implications of elementary particle physics. The list of issues analyzed during the course is not exhaustive but contains the main topics which represent the pillars of standard view of Big Bang Theory. The course consists of 13 lectures. After a summary of standard cosmology in Friedmann-Robertson-Walker-Lemaitre metric, the thermodynamics of the expanding universe and the different expansion stages are briefly reviewed. In this concern the main problems of standard cosmology are studied, outlining the possible solution via an inflationary phase as well. Three relevant examples of out of equilibrium phenomena are then analyzed: neutrino decoupling, baryogenesis and primordial nucleosynthesis. Finally the theory of perturbation is reviewed, together with the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy and the large scale structure formation. Finally, it is provided a brief description of observational and theoretical elements of Cosmic Rays.
6. Dark Matter
11. Cosmic Rays - I
12. Cosmic Rays - II
In the 1986 I have got my First Degree (laurea) in Physics at the University of Naples with the highest score (110/110 and lode). In 1990 I completed my Ph.D programme, at the same University, with a thesis on particle phenomenology. After an INFN Post Doc position, in the 1991 I became researcher (staff member) of the Department of Physics of the University of Naples “Federico II”. From 2001 I am associate professor of Theoretical Physics at the same department. In these years I have been visiting scientist in several international research institutes. I am author of more than 150 published articles. I have worked in many fields of Theoretical Physics. Since more than ten years my research interest is mainly focused on Theoretical Astroparticle Physics. Among the issues mainly studied by our research group, which includes colleagues of my Department and of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics -INFN, certainly has to be mentioned Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) and Neutrino Cosmology which represent the most deeply analyzed subjects in the last ten years of our research activity. I am coauthor of the recently published “Neutrino Cosmology” by Cambridge University Press.Curriculum completo