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Quantum field theory and gravity : conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework

Author: Felix Finster; Jürgen Tolksdorf; Eberhard Zeidler
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser ; London : Springer [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Finster; Jürgen Tolksdorf; Eberhard Zeidler
ISBN: 9783034800426 3034800428
OCLC Number: 751535799
Description: xiv, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Quantum gravity: whence, whither? --
Local covariance and background independence --
The "big wave" theory for dark energy --
Discrete and continuum third quantization of gravity --
Unsharp values, domains and topoi --
Causal boundary of spacetimes: revision and applications to AdS/CFT correspondence --
Some mathematical aspects of the hawking effect for rotating black holes --
Observables in the general boundary formulation --
Causal fermion systems: a quantum space-time emerging from an action principle --
CCR- versus CAR-quantization on curved spacetimes --
On the notion of 'the same physics in all spacetimes' --
Local covariance, renormalization ambiguity, and local thermal equilibrium in cosmology --
Shape dynamics. an introduction --
On the motion of point defects in relativistic fields --
How unique are higher-dimensional black holes? --
Equivalence principle, quantum mechanics, and atom-interferometric tests.
Responsibility: edited by Felix Finster, Jürgen Tolksdorf and Eberhard Zeidler.

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