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Quantum Gravity : From Theory to Experimental Search :  From Theory to Experimental Search - Domenico J. W. Giulini

Quantum Gravity : From Theory to Experimental Search

From Theory to Experimental Search

By: Domenico J. W. Giulini (Editor), Claus Kiefer (Editor), Claus Lammerzahl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9783540408109
Number Of Pages: 402

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"The relation between quantum theory and the theory of gravitation remains one of the most outstanding unresolved issues of modern physics. According to general expectation, general relativity as well as quantum (field) theory in a fixed background spacetime cannot be fundamentally correct. Hence there should exist a broader theory comprising both in appropriate limits, i.e., quantum gravity. This book gives readers a comprehensive introduction accessible to interested non-experts to the main issues surrounding the search for quantum gravity. These issues relate to fundamental questions concerning the various formalisms of quantization; specific questions concerning concrete processes, like gravitational collapse or black-hole evaporation; and the all-important question concerning the possibility of experimental tests of quantum-gravity effects."

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"The book contains a wealth of information that is invaluable for any postgraduate students interested in quantum gravity. The inclusion of an experimental section provides more depth to the discussions which is a welcome addition to the rest of the thorough mathematical treatment. It is a timely wake-up call for the budding student that even the theory of quantum gravity can now be aided by experimental evidence." (Contemporary Physics 2004, 45, page 534)

Quantum Gravity - A General Introductionp. 3
That Strange Procedure Called Quantisationp. 17
Lectures on Loop Quantum Gravityp. 41
A Discrete History of the Lorentzian Path Integralp. 137
Introduction to String Theoryp. 173
Quantum Theory of Gravitational Collapse (Lecture Notes on Quantum Conchology)p. 255
Primordial Black Holes as a Probe of the Early Universe, Gravitational Collapse, High Energy Physics and Quantum Gravityp. 301
On the Assignment of Entropy to Black Holesp. 323
Physics with Large Extra Dimensions and Non-Newtonian Gravity at Sub-mm Distancesp. 337
Quantum States of Neutrons in the Gravitational Field and Limits for Non-Newtonian Interaction in the Range between 1 [mu]m and 10 [mu]mp. 355
The Einstein Equivalence Principle and the Search for New Physicsp. 367
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ISBN: 9783540408109
ISBN-10: 354040810X
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.76

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