2001, a Spacetime Odyssey : Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics : Michigan, USA, 21-25 May 2001 / Foreword by Sheldon L. Glashow ; Editors, Michael J. Duff, James T. Liu.Material type: TextPublication details: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations, portraitsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789812778185; 9812778187; 9789810248062; 9810248067; 9789812382313; 9812382313Other title: Spacetime odyssey | Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Michigan Center for Theoretical PhysicsSubject(s): Physics -- Congresses | Astronomy -- Congresses | Space and time -- Congresses | Physique -- Congrès | Astronomie -- Congrès | Espace et temps -- Congrès | SCIENCE -- Physics -- General | SCIENCE -- Mechanics -- General | SCIENCE -- Energy | Astronomy | Physics | Space and timeGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: 2001, a spacetime odyssey.DDC classification: 530 LOC classification: QC1 | .M52 2001ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Conference held at the University of Michigan.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Director's welcoming address / M.J. Duff -- Astrophysical neutrinos: 20th century and beyond / J.N. Bahcall -- The case for discrete energy levels of a black hole / J.D. Bekenstein -- A century of gravity: 1901-2000 (plus some 2001) / S. Deser -- Spontaneous CP violation: alternative to the standard model / P.H. Frampton -- The measure of cosmological parameters / W.L. Freedman -- Progress in weakly coupled string phenomenology / M.K. Gaillard -- Spacetime quantum mechanics / J.B. Hartle -- My life as a boson: the story of "the Higgs" / P. Higgs -- Inflation and string cosmology / A. Linde -- Spacetime and vacuum as seen from Moscow / L.B. Okun -- Gauge fields and space-time / A.M. Polyakov -- The symmetry, or lack of it, between matter and antimatter / H.R. Quinn -- Anomaly cancellation: a retrospective from a modern perspective / J.H. Schwarz -- The dark side of the universe / J. Silk -- Making sense of the new cosmology / M.S. Turner -- Geometry and spacetime / S.-T. Yau -- Nonabelian gauge theories on noncommutative spaces / D. Brace, B.L. Cerchiai and B. Zumino.
Two theories revolutionized the 20th century view of space and time: Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Their union has given rise to elementary particle theories with extra spacetime dimensions, the inflationary model of big bang cosmology, the hypothesis of dark matter in the universe, the discovery of radiation from quantum black holes, and the fuzzy spacetime geometry of superstrings and M-theory. In this important book, experts present the latest developments in cosmology, theoretical physics and mathematics, as well as share their thoughts on the future of spacetime physics.