Damour, Thibault
Overview
Works:  98 works in 195 publications in 4 languages and 2,544 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Conference proceedings Interviews 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Interviewee, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor 
Classifications:  QC173.6, 530.11 
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Most widely held works about
Thibault Damour
 Entretiens sur la multitude du monde by Thibault Damour( Book )
Most widely held works by
Thibault Damour
Once upon Einstein by
Thibault Damour(
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14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is well known that Einstein founded twentiethcentury physics with his work on relativity and quanta. But what is really known of the essential ideas contributed by Einstein? How were they discovered? What should we retain today from the conceptual upheavals he initiated? Through a selection of concrete scenes taken from Einstein's life, this book offers a view into the formation of his theories, as well as reminders of the daytoday applications of the ideas."Jacket
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is well known that Einstein founded twentiethcentury physics with his work on relativity and quanta. But what is really known of the essential ideas contributed by Einstein? How were they discovered? What should we retain today from the conceptual upheavals he initiated? Through a selection of concrete scenes taken from Einstein's life, this book offers a view into the formation of his theories, as well as reminders of the daytoday applications of the ideas."Jacket
Einstein, 19052005 : Poincaré Seminar 2005 by
Thibault Damour(
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28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poincare Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. This volume is devoted to Einstein's 1905 papers and their legacy
28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poincare Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. This volume is devoted to Einstein's 1905 papers and their legacy
Gravitation and experiment : Poincaré Seminar 2006 by
Thibault Damour(
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14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book starts with a detailed introduction to general relativity by world expert T. Damour. It includes a review of what may lie beyond by string theorist I. Antoniadis, and collects uptodate essays on the experimental tests of this theory. Contrary to some beliefs, general relativity is now a theory extremely well confirmed by detailed experiments, including the precise timing of the double pulsar J07373039 explained by M. Kramer, member of the team which discovered it in 2003, and satellite missions such as Gravity Probe B described by leading team member J. Mester. The search for dete
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book starts with a detailed introduction to general relativity by world expert T. Damour. It includes a review of what may lie beyond by string theorist I. Antoniadis, and collects uptodate essays on the experimental tests of this theory. Contrary to some beliefs, general relativity is now a theory extremely well confirmed by detailed experiments, including the precise timing of the double pulsar J07373039 explained by M. Kramer, member of the team which discovered it in 2003, and satellite missions such as Gravity Probe B described by leading team member J. Mester. The search for dete
Entretiens sur la multitude du monde by
Thibault Damour(
Book
)
2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symmetries in nature : the scientific heritage of Louis Michel by
Thibault Damour(
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4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on recent developments in theoretical and experimental general relativity, astrophysics
and relativistic field theories : proceedings of the MG12 Meeting on General Relativity, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France,
1218 July 2009 by *Marcel *Grossmann *meeting on *general relativity(
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8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curious history of relativity : how Einstein's theory of gravity was lost and found again by
Jean Eisenstaedt(
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2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Almost one hundred years after general relativity replaced Newton's theory of gravitation, The Curious History of Relativity tells the story of the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct, develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory. Jean Eisenstaedt, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, also discusses the theory's place in the evolution of twentiethcentury physics. He describes the main stages in the development of general relativity: its beginnings, its strange crossing of the desert during Einstein's lifetime while under heated criticism, and its new life from the 1960s on, when it became vital to the understanding of black holes and the observation of exotic objects, and, eventually, to the discovery of the accelerating universe."Jacket
2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Almost one hundred years after general relativity replaced Newton's theory of gravitation, The Curious History of Relativity tells the story of the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct, develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory. Jean Eisenstaedt, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, also discusses the theory's place in the evolution of twentiethcentury physics. He describes the main stages in the development of general relativity: its beginnings, its strange crossing of the desert during Einstein's lifetime while under heated criticism, and its new life from the 1960s on, when it became vital to the understanding of black holes and the observation of exotic objects, and, eventually, to the discovery of the accelerating universe."Jacket
Einstein by
Françoise Balibar(
Recording
)
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
S'il est quelqu'un que l'on peut qualifier de génie, c'est certainement Einstein. Il a façonné la physique du XXème siècle. Non seulement ses découvertes ont permis l'avènement de notre univers technologique (électronique, laser, énergie nucléaire, etc.), mais surtout, il a profondément modifié notre conception du monde. Il y a un avant Einstein et un après Einstein qui se prolonge aujourd'hui puisque ses théories n'ont pas, pour l'essentiel, été démenties. Les auteurs retracent les contributions d'Einstein en les replaçant dans leur contexte historique, en montrant leur caractère novateur, voire révolutionnaire
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
S'il est quelqu'un que l'on peut qualifier de génie, c'est certainement Einstein. Il a façonné la physique du XXème siècle. Non seulement ses découvertes ont permis l'avènement de notre univers technologique (électronique, laser, énergie nucléaire, etc.), mais surtout, il a profondément modifié notre conception du monde. Il y a un avant Einstein et un après Einstein qui se prolonge aujourd'hui puisque ses théories n'ont pas, pour l'essentiel, été démenties. Les auteurs retracent les contributions d'Einstein en les replaçant dans leur contexte historique, en montrant leur caractère novateur, voire révolutionnaire
Albert Einstein : la rivoluzione della fisica contemporanea by
Thibault Damour(
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1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cent ans après Einstein questions et perspectives by
Thibault Damour(
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1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Espace, temps, matière et force d'Einstein à la théorie des cordes by
Thibault Damour(
Recording
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2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur passe en revue les catégories fondamentales de la physique depuis les révolutions conceptuelles de la relativité et de la physique quantique jusqu'à la théorie des cordes
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur passe en revue les catégories fondamentales de la physique depuis les révolutions conceptuelles de la relativité et de la physique quantique jusqu'à la théorie des cordes
Espace, temps et matière un siècle d'évolution du concept de réalité physique by
Thibault Damour(
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5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La relativité générale by
Thibault Damour(
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5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les relativités : espace, temps, gravitation by
Michel Le Bellac(
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2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La 4e de couv. indique : "En 1905, la relativité restreinte bouleverse nos conceptions de l'espace et du temps : il n'existe pas de temps universel, et une conséquence spectaculaire est le paradoxe des jumeaux vérifié quotidiennement par le système GPS. Dix années après la relativité restreinte, la relativité générale interprète la gravitation comme une propriété géométrique de l'espacetemps. Il n'existe plus d'espace absolu où l'on pourrait disposer étoiles et galaxies et l'espacetemps est déformé au voisinage d'objets astrophysiques compacts. Dans un environnement de gravité forte, le temps diffère radicalement du temps usuel et la lumière peut faire du surplace ou même se retrouver piégée. Ce livre expose les concepts fondamentaux introduits par Einstein et il les confronte aux expériences les plus récentes en physique des particules élémentaires et en astrophysique. Le lecteur découvrira comment la relativité décrit ces objets étranges et fascinants que sont les étoiles à neutrons, les trous noirs ou les ondes gravitationnelles, et comment elle rend compte de l'histoire de l'Univers."
2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La 4e de couv. indique : "En 1905, la relativité restreinte bouleverse nos conceptions de l'espace et du temps : il n'existe pas de temps universel, et une conséquence spectaculaire est le paradoxe des jumeaux vérifié quotidiennement par le système GPS. Dix années après la relativité restreinte, la relativité générale interprète la gravitation comme une propriété géométrique de l'espacetemps. Il n'existe plus d'espace absolu où l'on pourrait disposer étoiles et galaxies et l'espacetemps est déformé au voisinage d'objets astrophysiques compacts. Dans un environnement de gravité forte, le temps diffère radicalement du temps usuel et la lumière peut faire du surplace ou même se retrouver piégée. Ce livre expose les concepts fondamentaux introduits par Einstein et il les confronte aux expériences les plus récentes en physique des particules élémentaires et en astrophysique. Le lecteur découvrira comment la relativité décrit ces objets étranges et fascinants que sont les étoiles à neutrons, les trous noirs ou les ondes gravitationnelles, et comment elle rend compte de l'histoire de l'Univers."
The twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics
and Relativistic Field Theories. proceedings of the MG12 Meeting on General Relativity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
1218 July 2009 by The Marcel Grossmann meeting(
Book
)
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Grossmann Meetings are formed to further the development of General Relativity by promoting theoretical understanding in the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics and to direct future technological, observational, and experimental efforts. In these meetings are discussed recent developments in classical and quantum gravity, general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, with major emphasis on mathematical foundations and physical predictions, with the main objective of gathering scientists from diverse backgrounds for deepening the understanding of spacetime structure and reviewing the status of testexperiments for Einstein's theory of gravitation. The range of topics is broad, going from the more abstract classical theory, quantum gravity and strings, to the more concrete relativistic astrophysics observations and modeling. The three volumes of the proceedings of MG12 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting includes 29 plenary talks stretched over 6 mornings, and 74 parallel sessions over 5 afternoons. Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theories, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, to relativistic astrophysics including such topics as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy, in active galactic nuclei and in other galaxies, neutron stars, pulsar astrophysics, gravitational lensing effects, neutrino physics and ultra high energy cosmic rays. The rest of the volumes include parallel sessions on dark matter, neutrinos, Xray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, cosmic background radiation and observational cosmology, numerical relativity and algebraic computing, gravitational lensing, variable "constants" of nature, large scale structure, topology of the universe, braneworld cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, gamma ray burst modeling, supernovas and global structure. It also includes singularities, cosmic censorship, chaos, EinsteinMaxwell systems, inertial forces, gravitomagnetism, wormholes and time machines, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, history of relativity, quantum gravity and loop quantum gravity, Casimir effect, quantum cosmology, strings and branes, selfgravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays, gamma ray bursts and quasars
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marcel Grossmann Meetings are formed to further the development of General Relativity by promoting theoretical understanding in the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics and to direct future technological, observational, and experimental efforts. In these meetings are discussed recent developments in classical and quantum gravity, general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, with major emphasis on mathematical foundations and physical predictions, with the main objective of gathering scientists from diverse backgrounds for deepening the understanding of spacetime structure and reviewing the status of testexperiments for Einstein's theory of gravitation. The range of topics is broad, going from the more abstract classical theory, quantum gravity and strings, to the more concrete relativistic astrophysics observations and modeling. The three volumes of the proceedings of MG12 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting includes 29 plenary talks stretched over 6 mornings, and 74 parallel sessions over 5 afternoons. Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theories, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, to relativistic astrophysics including such topics as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy, in active galactic nuclei and in other galaxies, neutron stars, pulsar astrophysics, gravitational lensing effects, neutrino physics and ultra high energy cosmic rays. The rest of the volumes include parallel sessions on dark matter, neutrinos, Xray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, cosmic background radiation and observational cosmology, numerical relativity and algebraic computing, gravitational lensing, variable "constants" of nature, large scale structure, topology of the universe, braneworld cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, gamma ray burst modeling, supernovas and global structure. It also includes singularities, cosmic censorship, chaos, EinsteinMaxwell systems, inertial forces, gravitomagnetism, wormholes and time machines, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, history of relativity, quantum gravity and loop quantum gravity, Casimir effect, quantum cosmology, strings and branes, selfgravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays, gamma ray bursts and quasars
Theory by
Sergei Kopeikin(
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1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a wide range of prominent authors from the field of relativistic celestial mechanics, this first volume of a twovolume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area, covering both classical as well as modern developments, while focusing on theoretical foundations. On the occasion of his 80th birthday this volume honors V.A. Brumberg  one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a wide range of prominent authors from the field of relativistic celestial mechanics, this first volume of a twovolume series consists of reviews on a multitude of advanced topics in the area, covering both classical as well as modern developments, while focusing on theoretical foundations. On the occasion of his 80th birthday this volume honors V.A. Brumberg  one of the pioneers in modern relativistic celestial mechanics
Einstein, 19052005 Poincaré Seminar 2005. Progress in Mathematical Physics, Volume 47(
)
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poincare Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide uptodate information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. Particular care is devoted to the pedagogical nature of the presentation. This volume is devoted to Einstein's 1905 papers and their legacy. After a presentation of Einstein's epistemological approach to physics, and the genesis of special relativity, a centenary perspective is offered. The geometry of relativistic spacetime is explained in detail. Single photon experiments are presented, as a spectacular realization of Einstein's light quanta hypothesis. A previously unpublished lecture by Einstein, which presents an illuminating point of view on statistical physics in 1910, at the dawn of quantum mechanics, is reproduced. The volume ends with an essay on the historical, physical and mathematical aspects of Brownian motion
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poincare Seminar is held twice a year at the Institute Henri Poincare in Paris. The goal of this seminar is to provide uptodate information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental results are covered, with some historical background. Particular care is devoted to the pedagogical nature of the presentation. This volume is devoted to Einstein's 1905 papers and their legacy. After a presentation of Einstein's epistemological approach to physics, and the genesis of special relativity, a centenary perspective is offered. The geometry of relativistic spacetime is explained in detail. Single photon experiments are presented, as a spectacular realization of Einstein's light quanta hypothesis. A previously unpublished lecture by Einstein, which presents an illuminating point of view on statistical physics in 1910, at the dawn of quantum mechanics, is reproduced. The volume ends with an essay on the historical, physical and mathematical aspects of Brownian motion
The twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics
and Relativistic Field Theories, pt. B : proceedings of the MG12 Meeting on General Relativity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris,
France 1218 July 2009 by Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity(
)
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress in mathematical physics by Poincaré Seminar(
)
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation and Experiment Poincaré Seminar 2006. Progress in Mathematical Physics, Volume 52(
)
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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