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Gravitation and Modern Cosmology : The Cosmological Constants Problem - Antonino Zichichi

Gravitation and Modern Cosmology

The Cosmological Constants Problem

By: Antonino Zichichi (Editor)


Published: 31st March 1992
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Peter Gabriel Bergmann started his work on general relativity in 1936 when he moved from Prague to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Bergmann collaborated with Einstein in an attempt to provide a geometrical unified field theory of gravitation and electromagnetism. Within this program they wrote two articles together: A. Einstein and P. G. Bergmann, Ann. Math. 39, 685 (1938) ; and A. Einstein, V. Bargmann and P. G. Bergmann, Th. von Karman Anniversary Volume 212 (1941). The search for such a theory was intense in the ten years following the birth of general relativity. In recent years, some of the geometrical ideas proposed in these publications have proved essential in contemporary attempts towards the unification of all interactions including gravity, Kaluza-Klein type theories and supergravity theories. In 1942, Bergmann published the book "Introduction to the Theory of Relativity" which included a foreword by Albert Einstein. This book is a reference for the subject, either as a textbook for classroom use or for individual study. A second corrected and enlarged edition of the book was published in 1976. Einstein said in his foreword to the first edition: "Bergmann's book seems to me to satisfy a definite need. . . Much effort has gone into making this book logically and pedagogically satisfactory and Bergmann has spent many hours with me which were devoted to this end.

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Effective Action Model for the Cosmological Constant Revisited
Could Final States of Stellar Evolution Proceed towards Naked Singularities?
Torsion, Quantum Effects and the Problem of Cosmological Constant
Variations of Constants and Exact Solutions in Multidimensional Gravity
Cosmic Strings and Large Scale Structure of the University
Null Surface Canonical Formalism
Qualitative Cosmology
Third Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
Cosmological Constant, Quantum Cosmology and Anthropic Principle
On the Gravitational Field of an Arbitrary Axisymmetric Mass with a Magnetic Dipole Moment
Twistors as Spin 3/2 Charges
A Simple Model of the Universe without Singularities
String Theory and the Quantization of Gravity
Projective Unified Field Theory in Context with the Cosmological Term and the Variability of the Gravitational Constant
The Introduction of the Cosmological COnstant
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ISBN: 9780306440540
ISBN-10: 0306440547
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 31st March 1992
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 1.54