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Cosmology and Particle Physics : NATO Science Series C - Venzo de Sabbata

Cosmology and Particle Physics

NATO Science Series C

By: Venzo de Sabbata (Editor), Tso-Hsiu Ho (Editor)

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Published: 31st March 1994
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In recent years there has been a steadily increasing cross-fertilization between cosmology and particle physics, on both the theoretical and experimental levels. Particle physics has provided new experimental data from the big accelerators in operation, and data from space satellites are accumulating rapidly. Cosmology is still one of the best laboratories for testing particle theory.
The present work discusses such matters in the context of inflation, strings, dark matter, neutrinos and gravitational wave physics in the very early universe, field theory at the Planck scale, and high energy physics. A particular emphasis has been placed on a new topology for spatial infinity, on the relation between temperature and gravitational potential, a canonical formulation of general relativity, the neutrino mass, spin in the early universe, the measurement of gravity in the 10--100 m range, galaxy--galaxy and cluster--cluster correlation, black holes, string theory and string/string duality.
The work also presents a beautiful review of high energy elementary particle physics, treating the meaning, status and perspectives of unification and standard model gauge couplings.

Preface
A new Topology for Spatial Infinity ?p. 1
Temperature and Gravitational Potentialp. 9
How can General Relativity be formulated most canonically ?p. 13
Phase Transitions out of Equilibriump. 25
Some Physical Analyses in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisionsp. 49
Why the central values of [actual symbol not reproducible] obtained experimentally with the magnetic spectrometers by various laboratories over the world are most negative?p. 67
Ultracryogenic Gravitational Wave Experiments: Nautilusp. 79
Spin and Torsion in the Early Universep. 97
Four-Dimensional String/String Dualityp. 129
Gravity's measurements in the 10 (divided by) 100 m range of distancep. 145
Long Distance Correlations of Matter Distribution in the Universep. 159
Critical Phenomena in Black Holes and the Emergence of a Two Dimensional Quantum Descriptionp. 183
Quantization of the Metric created by Ultrarelativistic Particlesp. 193
Gravitational Wave search with Resonant Detectorsp. 201
String Theory in Cosmologyp. 213
Basic Principles of Gravitational Wave Interferometersp. 233
Is the Wavefunction Real?p. 257
Supercollider Gravitational Experimentsp. 271
New theoretical results of [actual symbol not reproducible] decay with the Operator Expansion Methodp. 279
R-W Cosmological Solution for Polytropesp. 289
Unification of Standard Model Gauge Couplings: Meaning, Status and Perspectivesp. 301
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780792327684
ISBN-10: 0792327683
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 1.48