The Poincar‚ Seminar is held twice a year at the Institut Henri Poincar‚ in Paris. This volume contains the lectures of the 2002 seminars. The main topic of the first one was the vacuum energy, in particular the Casimir effect and the nature of the cosmological constant. The second one concentrated on renormalization, giving a comprehensive account of its mathematical structure and applications to high energy physics, statistical mechanics and classical mechanics.
Students will find excellent introductions to the subjects with further lectures leading to the frontiers of experimental and theoretical research, scientists will profit from contributions by outstanding experts.
Part I. Vacuum Energy: Introduction (T. Damour). Cosmological Constant Problems (N. Straumann). Introduction a l'effet Casimir (B. Duplantier). Casimir Effect and Geometry (R. Balian). Measurement of the Atom-Wall Interaction (A. Aspect, J. Dalibard). Recent Experiments on the Casimir Effect (A. Lambrecht, S. Reynaud). Dark Energy and the Destiny of the Universe (M. S. Turner).- Part II. Renormalization: An Introduction to Renormalization (V. Rivasseau). Exact Renormalization Group (G. Gallavotti). Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group (J. Zinn-Justin). Symetries Galoisiennes et Renormalisation (A. Connes). The Anomalous Magnetic Moments of the Electron and the Muon (M. Knecht). Physics at the Large Hadron Collider (B. Mansoulie).
Series: Poincari Seminare
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.55