Towards quantum gravity : proceedings of the XXXV International Winter School on Theoretical Physics, held in Polanica, Poland, 2-11 February 1999 / Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman (ed.).

By: (35th : International Winter School on Theoretical Physics (35th : 1999 : Polanica Zdrój, Poland)
Contributor(s): Kowalski-Glikman, Jerzy, 1957-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 541.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 376 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540466345; 3540466347Subject(s): Quantum gravity -- Congresses | Quantum gravityGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Towards quantum gravity.DDC classification: 530.14/3 LOC classification: QC178 | .I578 1999Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Are we at the dawn of quantum-gravity phenomenology? / Giovanni Amelino-Camelia -- Classical and quantum physics of isolated horizons : a brief overview / Abhay Ashtekar -- Old and new processes of Vorton formation / Brandon Carter -- Anti-de Sitter supersymmetry / Bernard de Wit, Ivan Herger -- Combinatorial dynamics and time in quantum gravity / Stuart Kauffman, Lee Smolin -- Non-commutative extensions of classical theories in physics / Richard Kerner -- Conceptual issues in quantum cosmology / Claus Kiefer -- Single-exterior black holes / Jorma Louko -- Dirac-Bergmann observables for tetrad gravity / Luca Lusanna -- Meaning of noncommutative geometry and the Planck-scale quantum group / Shahn Majid -- Loop quantum gravity and the meaning of diffeomorphism invariance / Carlo Rovelli, Marcus Gaul -- Black holes in string theory / Kostas Skenderis -- Gravitational waves and massless particle fields / Jan Willem van Holten.
Summary: The aim of this book is to give graduate students an overview of quantum gravity but it also covers related topics from astrophysics. Some well-written contributions can serve as an introduction into basic conceptual concepts like time in quantum gravity or the emergence of a classical world from quantum cosmology. This makes the volume attractive to philosophers of science, too. Other topics are black holes, gravitational waves and non-commutative extensions of physical theories.
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Are we at the dawn of quantum-gravity phenomenology? / Giovanni Amelino-Camelia -- Classical and quantum physics of isolated horizons : a brief overview / Abhay Ashtekar -- Old and new processes of Vorton formation / Brandon Carter -- Anti-de Sitter supersymmetry / Bernard de Wit, Ivan Herger -- Combinatorial dynamics and time in quantum gravity / Stuart Kauffman, Lee Smolin -- Non-commutative extensions of classical theories in physics / Richard Kerner -- Conceptual issues in quantum cosmology / Claus Kiefer -- Single-exterior black holes / Jorma Louko -- Dirac-Bergmann observables for tetrad gravity / Luca Lusanna -- Meaning of noncommutative geometry and the Planck-scale quantum group / Shahn Majid -- Loop quantum gravity and the meaning of diffeomorphism invariance / Carlo Rovelli, Marcus Gaul -- Black holes in string theory / Kostas Skenderis -- Gravitational waves and massless particle fields / Jan Willem van Holten.

The aim of this book is to give graduate students an overview of quantum gravity but it also covers related topics from astrophysics. Some well-written contributions can serve as an introduction into basic conceptual concepts like time in quantum gravity or the emergence of a classical world from quantum cosmology. This makes the volume attractive to philosophers of science, too. Other topics are black holes, gravitational waves and non-commutative extensions of physical theories.

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