Padmanabhan, T. (Thanu) 1957
Most widely held works by
T Padmanabhan
After the first three minutes : the story of our universe by T Padmanabhan (
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1997
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1998
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643
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How does our Universe evolve? And how did structures like stars and galaxies form? In recent years, scientists' understanding of these profound questions has developed enormously. This book presents a clear and detailed picture of contemporary cosmology for the general reader. Unlike existing popular books on cosmology, After the First Three Minutes does not gloss over details, nor shy away from explaining the underlying concepts. Instead, with a lucid and informal style, the author introduces all the relevant background and then carefully pieces together an engaging story of the evolution of our Universe. We are left with a stateoftheart picture of scientists' current understanding in cosmology, and a keen taste of the excitement of this fastmoving science. Throughout, no mathematics is used; and all technical jargon is clearly introduced and reinforced in a handy glossary at the end of the book. For general readers who want to get to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe, this book provides an exciting and uncompromising read
Structure formation in the universe by T Padmanabhan (
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16
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1993
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1999
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English
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333
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Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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27
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2000
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2007
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332
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This is a clear and authoritative book on all the fundamental physical processes graduate students need for cuttingedge research in astrophysics and cosmology
Cosmology and astrophysics through problems by T Padmanabhan (
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13
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2000
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310
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Recent advances have made cosmology and high energy astrophysics closely linked interdisciplinary research areas. Graduate students now need to assimilate a broad range of physical concepts to work in these disciplines. This innovative book provides a clear and pedagogical introduction to the core topics needed for research in these areas through a series of problems and answers
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar (
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12
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1986
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English
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298
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For several decades since its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity stood somewhat aloof from the rest of physics. Paradoxically, the attributes which normally boost a physical theory  namely, its perfection as a theoreti cal framework and the extraordinary intellectual achievement underlying i prevented the general theory from being assimilated in the mainstream of physics. It was as if theoreticians hesitated to tamper with something that is manifestly so beautiful. Happily, two developments in the 1970s have narrowed the gap. In 1974 Stephen Hawking arrived at the remarkable result that black holes radiate after all. And in the second half of the decade, particle physicists discovered that the only scenario for applying their grand unified theories was offered by the very early phase in the history of the Big Bang universe. In both cases, it was necessary to discuss the ideas of quantum field theory in the background of curved spacetime that is basic to general relativity. This is, however, only half the total story. If gravity is to be brought into the general fold of theoretical physics we have to know how to quantize it. To date this has proved a formidable task although most physicists would agree that, as in the case of grand unified theories, quantum gravity will have applications to cosmology, in the very early stages of the Big Bang universe. In fact, the present picture of the Big Bang universe necessarily forces us to think of quantum cosmology
An invitation to astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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22
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2006
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2008
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279
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Gravitation : foundations and frontiers by T Padmanabhan (
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16
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2010
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2012
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223
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"Covering all aspects of gravitation in a contemporary style, this advanced textbook is ideal for graduate students and researchers in all areas of theoretical physics." "The 'Foundations' section develops the formalism in six chapters, and uses it in the next four chapters to discuss four key applicationsspherical spacetimes, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The six chapters in the 'Frontiers' section describe cosmological perturbation theory, quantum fields in curved spacetime, and the Hamiltonian structure of general relativity, among several other advanced topics, some of which are covered indepth for the first time in a textbook." "The modular structure of the book allows different sections to be combined to suit a variety of courses. More than 225 exercises are included to test and develop the reader's understanding. There are also over 30 projects to help readers make the transition from the book to their own original research."Jacket
Gravitation and cosmology : proceedings of the ICGC95 Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune, India, on December 1319, 1995 by Sanjeev Dhurandhar (
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11
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1997
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133
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The subjects of general relativity and cosmology have grown significantly in different directions during the last few years. This book, which is the proceedings of the `International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology  95' (ICGC95) highlights and reviews the current development in these fields. The book contains fourteen plenary lectures reviewing different areas of quantum and classical gravity, observational cosmology and gravitational radiation. It also includes detailed reports on five workshops dealing with the technical developments which have taken place in these areas during the last few years. This book will be of interest to research workers and graduate students working in the area of gravitation and cosmology
Quantum themes : the charms of the microworld by T Padmanabhan (
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14
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2009
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109
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"Quantum theory is one of the more abstract branches of theoretical physics, yet it makes clear and concrete predictions which are repeatedly verified experimentally. More recently, there has been some confluence between the concepts of microphysics and those of macrophysics. Currently fashionable ideas in cosmology are also deeply linked to concepts from quantum theory, thus attracting greater interest in this subject. This book takes stock of what quantum theory has achieved and where it is leading to at present, in a manner understandable to an educated layman."Jacket
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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10
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2001
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2007
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English
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70
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Stars and stellar systems by T Padmanabhan (
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28
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2001
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2012
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English
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68
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This authoritative text guides graduate students and researchers through the key physical processes governing stars and stellar systems
Sleeping beauties in theoretical physics : 26 surprising insights by T Padmanabhan (
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6
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2015
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66
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This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion selfcontained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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18
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2002
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2005
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52
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This volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level
Galaxies and cosmology by T Padmanabhan (
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4
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2002
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2012
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English
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21
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Course of theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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2
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2000
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2007
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20
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Astronomy in India : a historical perspective by T Padmanabhan (
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2010
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2014
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A l'occasion des célébrations du jubilé de platine de l'Académie nationale des sciences de l'Inde, l'ouvrage propose une rétrospective historique de l'histoire de l'astronomie indienne en six chapitres éclairant chacun un développement particulier de cette science. Les deux premiers chapitres, par Balachandra Rao et M.S. Sriram, couvrent l'astronomie ancienne et le développement du calcul dans un texte ancien du Kerala, la GaṇitaYuktibhāṣā de Jyeṣṭhadeva (c.1530). Les quatre chapitres suivants (par B.V. Sreekantam, Siraj Hasan, Govind Swarup et Jayant Narlikar) traitent de l'histoire contemporaine de l'astronomie indienne (spatiale, optique, radio, astrophysique)
Astrophysical processes by T Padmanabhan (
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6
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2000
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2012
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18
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Physics at the Large Hadron Collider by A Datta (
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3
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2009
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English
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16
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In an epoch when particle physics is awaiting a major step forward, the Large Hydron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva will soon be operational. It will collide a beam of high energy protons with another similar beam circulation in the same 27 km tunnel but in the opposite direction, resulting in the production of many elementary particles some never created in the laboratory before. It is widely expected that the LHC will discover the Higgs boson, the particle which supposedly lends masses to all other fundamental particles. In addition, the question as to whether there is some new law of physics at such high energy is likely to be answered through this experiment. The present volume contains a collection of articles written by international experts, both theoreticians and experimentalists, from India and abroad, which aims to acquaint a nonspecialist with some basic issues related to the LHC. At the same time, it is expected to be a useful, rudimentary companion of introductory exposition and technical expertise alike, and it is hoped to become unique in its kind. The fact that there is substantial Indian involvement in the entire LHC endeavour, at all levels including fabrication, physics analysis procedures as well as theoretical studies, is also amply brought out in the collection
Computerised international catalogue of Tamil palmleaf manuscripts
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1
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1989
in
Tamil
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11
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Quantum Field Theory The Why, What and How by T Padmanabhan (
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2
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2016
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German and English
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0
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This book describes, in clear terms, the Why, What and the How of Quantum Field Theory. The raison d'etre of QFT is explained by starting from the dynamics of a relativistic particle and demonstrating how it leads to the notion of quantum fields. Nonperturbative aspects and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, DaviesUnruh effect, Casimir effect and spontaneous symmetry breaking introduce the reader to the elegance and breadth of applicability of field theoretical concepts. Complementing the conceptual aspects, the book also develops all the relevant mathematical techniques in detail, leading e.g., to the computation of anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the twoloop renormalisation of the selfinteracting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both selfstudy and classroom use.
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