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General relativity and gravitation : a centennial perspective

Author: Abhay Ashtekar; B Berger; James A Isenberg; M A H MacCallum
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity.

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abhay Ashtekar; B Berger; James A Isenberg; M A H MacCallum
ISBN: 9781107037311 110703731X
OCLC Number: 899229528
Description: xxi, 674 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 100 years of general relativity / George F.R. Ellis --
Was Einstein right?: a centenary assessment / Clifford M. Will --
Cosmology / David Wands, Misao Sasaki, Eiichiro Komatsu, Roy Maartens and Malcolm A.H. MacCallum --
Relativistic astrophysics / Peter Schneider, Ramesh Narayan, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Peter Mészáros and Martin J. Rees --
Receiving gravitational waves / Beverly K. Berger, Karsten Danzmann, Gabriela Gonzalez, Andrea Lommen, Guido Mueller, Albrecht Rüdiger and William Joseph Weber --
Sources of gravitational waves: theory and observations / Alessandra Buonanno and B.S. Sathyaprakash --
Probing strong field gravity through numerical simulations / Frans Pretorius, Matthew W. Choptuik and Luis Lehner --
The initial data and the Einstein constraint equations / Gregory J. Galloway, Pengzi Miao and Richard Schoen --
Global behavior of solutions to Einstein's equations / Stefanos Aretakis, James Isenberg, Vincent Moncrief and Igor Rodnianski --
Quantum fields in curved space-times / Stefan Hollands and Robert M. Wald --
From general relativity to quantum gravity / Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Reuter and Carlo Rovelli --
Quantum gravity via supersymmetry and holography / Henriette Elvang and Gary T. Horowitz.
Responsibility: edited by Abhay Ashtekar (editor in chief) The Pennsylvania State University, Beverly K. Berger, International Society for Relativity and Gravitation, James Isenberg, University of Oregon, Malcolm MacCallum, Queen Mary University of London.
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