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The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose

Author: S A Huggett
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles inspired by Sir Roger Penrose's work. The book gives an overview of the interaction between geometry and physics, from which many important developments have emerged,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Oxford (1996)
Named Person: Roger Penrose; Roger Penrose; Roger Penrose; Roger (Mathematiker) Penrose
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S A Huggett
ISBN: 0198500599 9780198500599
OCLC Number: 38002641
Description: xviii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Roger Penrose : a personal appreciation / Michael Atiyah --
Hypercomplex manifolds and the space of framings / Nigel Hitchin --
Gauge theory in higher dimensions / S.K. Donaldson and R.P. Thomas --
Noncommutative differential geometry and the structure of space-time / Alain Connes --
Einstein's equation and conformal structure / Helmut Friedrich --
Twistors, geometry, and integrable systems / R.S. Ward --
On four-dimensional Einstein manifolds / Claude LeBrun --
Loss of information in black holes / Stephen Hawking --
Funda-mental geometry : the Penrose-Hameroff "Orch OR" model of consciousness / Stuart Hameroff --
Implications of transience for spacetime structure / Abner Shimony --
Geometric issues in quantum gravity / Abhay Ashtekar --
From quantum code-making to quantum code-breaking / Artur Ekert --
Penrose tilings and quasicrystals revisited / Paul J. Steinhardt --
Decaying neutrinos and the geometry of the universe / D.W. Sciama --
Quantum geometric origin of all forces in string theory / Gabriele Veneziano --
Space from the point of view of loop groups / Graeme Segal --
The twistor diagram programme / Andrew P. Hodges --
Geometric models for quantum statistical inference / Dorje C. Brody and Lane P. Hughston --
Spin networks and topology / Louis H. Kauffman --
The physics of spin networks / Lee Smolin --
The Sen conjecture for distinct fundamental monopoles / Gary Gibbons --
An unorthodox view of GR via characteristic surfaces / Simonetta Frittelli, E.T. Newman, and Carlos Kozameh --
Amalgamated Codazzi-Raychaudhuri identity for foliation / Brandon Carter --
Abstract/virtual/reality/complexity / George Sparling --
Interaction-free measurements / Lev Vaidman --
Quantum measurement problem and the gravitational field / Jeeva Anandan --
Entanglement and quantum computation / Richard Jozsa --
Penrose transform for flag domains / Simon Gindikin --
Twistor solution of the holonomy problem / S.A. Merkulov and L.J. Schwachhöfer --
The Penrose transform and real integral geometry / Toby N. Bailey --
Pythagorean spinors and Penrose twistors / Andrzej Trautman --
Afterword / Roger Penrose.
Responsibility: edited by S.A. Huggett [and others].
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