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

Author: S A HuggettL J MasonK P TodS T TsouN M J Woodhouse; et al; All authors
Publisher: Oxford ; New York ; Tokyo : Oxford university, cop. 1998.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S A Huggett; L J Mason; K P Tod; S T Tsou; N M J Woodhouse; Roger Penrose; et al
ISBN: 0198500599 9780198500599
OCLC Number: 440133931
Description: XVIII, 431 str. : graf. prikazi ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. PLENARY LECTURES ; 1. Roger Penrose - a personal appreciation ; 2. Hypercomplex manifolds and the space of framings ; 3. Gauge theory in higher dimensions ; 4. Noncommutative differential geometry and the structure of space-time ; 5. Einstein's equation and conformal structure ; 6. Twistors, geometry, and integrable systems ; 7. On four-dimensional Einstein manifolds ; 8. Loss of information in black holes ; 9. Fundamental geometry: the Penrose-Hameroff 'Orchor' model of consciousness ; 10. Implications of transience for spacetime structure ; 11. Geometric issues in quantum gravity ; 12. From quantum code-making to quantum code-breaking ; 13. Penrose tilings and quasicrystals revisited ; 14. Decaying neutrinos and the geometry of the universe ; 15. Quantum geometric origin of all forces in string theory ; 16. Space from the point of view of loop groups ; II. PARALLEL SESSION I: QUANTUM THEORY AND BEYOND ; 17. The twistor diagram programme ; 18. Geometric models for quantum statistical inference ; 19. Spin networks and topology ; 20. The physics of spin networks ; III. PARALLEL SESSION II: GEOMETRY AND GRAVITY ; 21. The Sen conjecture for distinct fundamental monopoles ; 22. An unorthodox view of CG via characteristic surfaces ; 23. Amalgamated Codazzi Raychaudhuri identity for foliation ; 24. Abstract/virtual/reality/complexity ; IV. PARALLEL SESSION III: FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS IN QUANTUM MECHANICS ; 25. Interaction-free measurements ; 26. Quantum measurement problem and the gravitational field ; 27. Entanglement and quantum computation ; V. PARALLEL SESSION IV: MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF TWISTOR THEORY ; 28. Penrose transform for flag domains ; 29. Twistor solution of the holonomy problem ; 30. The Penrose transform and real integral geometry ; 31. Pythagorean spinors and Penrose twistors ; VI. AFTERWORD ; 32. Afterword
Responsibility: S.A. Huggett ... [et al.], eds.
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The articles cover a vast range of topics from differential geometry and integrable systems to gravity and quantum mechanics...This volume is a fitting tribute to [Penrose's] endeavours over the past Read more...

 
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