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Recent Developments in General Relativity - B. Casciaro

Recent Developments in General Relativity

By: B. Casciaro (Editor), Donato Fortunato (Editor), Mauro Francaviglia (Editor), Antonio Masiello (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th July 2000
ISBN: 9788847000681
Number Of Pages: 521

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The 13th Italian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics was held in Cala Corvino-Monopoli (Bari) from September 21to September 25, 1998. The Conference, which is held every other year in different Italian locations, has brought together, as in the earlier conferences in this series, those scientists who are interested and actively work in all aspects of general relativity, from both the mathematical and the physical points of view: from classical theories of gravitation to quantum gravity, from relativistic astrophysics and cosmology to experiments in gravitation. About 70 participants came from Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Departments of Mathematics and Departments of Experimental and Theoretical Physics from all over the Country; in addition a few Italian scientists working abroad kindly accepted invitations from the Scientific Committee. The good wishes of the University and of the Politecnico di Bari were conveyed by the director of Diparti­ mento Interuniversitario di Matematica, Prof. Franco Altomare. These proceedings contain the contributions of the two winners of the SIGRAV prizes, the invited talks presented at the Conference and most of the contributed talks. We thank all of our colleagues, who did their best to prepare their manuscripts. The pleasant atmosphere induced by the beauty of the place was greatlyenhanced not only by the participation of so many colleagues, who had lively discussions about science well beyond Conference hours, but also by the feeling of hospitalityextended to the participants by the staff of the Cala Corvino Hotel, where the Conference was held.

Introductionp. 1
Special Relativity at Action in the Universep. 5
String Theory and General Relativityp. 19
Virgo - a Laser Interferometer for Gravitational Wave Detectionp. 25
A Space Test of General Relativityp. 31
Canonical "Loop" Quantum Gravity and Spin Foam Modelsp. 43
A Possible Way to Define an Effective Cosmological Constant in Scalar-Tensor Cosmologiesp. 63
A Microscopic Approach to Nuclear Physics: from Deuteron to Neutron Starsp. 71
Perspectives in the Research of Gravitational Waves: Omnidirectional Resonant Detectorsp. 87
The Entropy of Black Holes via Noether's Theoremp. 105
Dual Lagrangian Theoriesp. 119
The Boundary State Description of D-Branesp. 137
The N-body Problem in Tetrad Gravity: A First Step towards a Unified Description of the Four Interactionsp. 149
Applications of Calculus of Variations to General Relativityp. 173
The Search for Gravitational Waves with Resonant Detectorsp. 197
Cauchy-Perturbative Matching and Outer Boundary Conditionsp. 205
Branes in Anti-de Sitter Space-Timep. 223
Black Hole Entropyp. 241
Gravitational Wave Astronomy from Spacep. 253
Bar Mode Instability in Relativistic Rotating Starsp. 271
Theoretical Relativity: Classical Topicsp. 287
Why is the Gravitational Mass Equal to the Inertial Mass?p. 289
Multiplicity of Timelike Geodesics in Splitting Lorentzian Manifoldsp. 299
Gravitational Collapse of Fluid Bodies and Cosmic Censorship: Analytic Insightsp. 307
Black Holes and Solitonsp. 323
The Prolongation Problem for the Heavenly Equationp. 337
Time Extremizing Trajectories of Massive and Massless Objects in General Relativityp. 345
Null Geodesics Joining Two Submanifolds in Stationary Lorentzian Manifoldsp. 365
Analytic Solution of Regee-Wheeler Differential Equation for Black Hole Perturbations in Radial Coordinate and Time Domainsp. 373
Problems in Quantum General Relativity and Gravitationp. 381
A Quantum Implementation of the Cosmic Censorship Conjecturep. 387
Foundational Problems in Quantum Gravityp. 395
Maximal Acceleration Effects for Photons in Cavity Resonatorsp. 405
Review of Four-Dimensional Supersymmetric AdS Black Holesp. 411
Invariants of Spin Networks with Boundary in Quantum Gravity and TQFTsp. 419
A Review of Recent Results of the [zeta]-Function Regularization Procedure in Curved Spacetimep. 427
Solitons in Three Space Dimensions as a Model for Relativistic Particlesp. 437
Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmologyp. 447
Voids in Open Universesp. 449
Non-Stationary Accretion onto Black Holesp. 461
Stochastic Backgrounds of Gravitational Waves from Compact Sourcesp. 469
Sights of Experimental Gravityp. 483
Mechanical Isolation of Gravitational Wave Antennae: Present and Futurep. 485
Off-Line Subtraction of Seismic Newtonian Noisep. 495
de Broglie-like Oscillations of Spacetimep. 505
Testing Newton's Inverse Square Lawp. 513
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ISBN: 9788847000681
ISBN-10: 8847000688
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 521
Published: 12th July 2000
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.75

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