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General Relativity and Gravitation
A Centennial Perspective

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George F. R. Ellis, Clifford M. Will, David Wands, Misao Sasaki, Eiichiro Komatsu, Roy Maartens, Malcolm A. H. MacCallum, Peter Schneider, Ramesh Narayan, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Peter Mészáros, Martin J. Rees, Beverly K. Berger, Karsten Danzmann, Gabriela Gonzalez, Andrea Lommen, Guido Mueller, Albrecht Rüdiger, William Joseph Weber, Alessandra Buonanno, B. S. Sathyaprakash, Frans Pretorius, Matthew W. Choptuik, Luis Lehner, Gregory J. Galloway, Pengzi Miao, Richard Schoen, Stefanos Aretakis, James Isenberg, Vincent Moncrief, Igor Rodnianski, Stefan Hollands, Robert M. Wald, Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Reuter, Carlo Rovelli, Henriette Elvang, Gary T. Horowitz
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  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107037311

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  • Explore spectacular advances in cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave science, mathematics, computational science, and the interface of gravitation and quantum physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Twelve comprehensive and in-depth reviews, written by a team of world-leading international experts, together present an up-to-date overview of key topics at the frontiers of these areas, with particular emphasis on the significant developments of the last three decades. Interconnections with other fields of research are also highlighted, making this an invaluable resource for both new and experienced researchers. Commissioned by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and including accessible introductions to cutting-edge topics, ample references to original research papers, and informative colour figures, this is a definitive reference for researchers and graduate students in cosmology, relativity, and gravitational science.

    • Provides uniquely valuable insight into the history, development, and implications of general relativity
    • Topics covered include the very early universe, quantum properties of black holes, the most energetic explosions in the cosmos, gravitational waves, and the deep interplay between geometry and physics
    • Includes colour figures throughout
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107037311
    • length: 696 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.54kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus. 45 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Einstein's Triumph:
    1. 100 years of general relativity George F. R. Ellis
    2. Was Einstein right? Clifford M. Will
    3. Cosmology David Wands, Misao Sasaki, Eiichiro Komatsu, Roy Maartens and Malcolm A. H. MacCallum
    4. Relativistic astrophysics Peter Schneider, Ramesh Narayan, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Peter Mészáros and Martin J. Rees
    Part II. New Window on the Universe:
    5. Receiving gravitational waves Beverly K. Berger, Karsten Danzmann, Gabriela Gonzalez, Andrea Lommen, Guido Mueller, Albrecht Rüdiger and William Joseph Weber
    6. Sources of gravitational waves. Theory and observations Alessandra Buonanno and B. S. Sathyaprakash
    Part III. Gravity is Geometry, After All:
    7. Probing strong field gravity through numerical simulations Frans Pretorius, Matthew W. Choptuik and Luis Lehner
    8. The initial value problem of general relativity and its implications Gregory J. Galloway, Pengzi Miao and Richard Schoen
    9. Global behavior of solutions to Einstein's equations Stefanos Aretakis, James Isenberg, Vincent Moncrief and Igor Rodnianski
    Part IV. Beyond Einstein:
    10. Quantum fields in curved space-times Stefan Hollands and Robert M. Wald
    11. From general relativity to quantum gravity Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Reuter and Carlo Rovelli
    12. Quantum gravity via unification Henriette Elvang and Gary T. Horowitz.

  • Editors

    Abhay Ashtekar, Pennsylvania State University
    Abhay Ashtekar is the founding Director of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, and holds the Eberly Chair in Physics, at Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the APS, and a former President of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.

    Beverly K. Berger, Formerly Program Director for Gravitational Physics, National Science Foundation
    Beverly K. Berger is a former Program Director for Gravitational Physics at the US National Science Foundation. She is a Fellow of the APS, and was the founder of the APS Topical Group on Gravitation.

    James Isenberg, University of Oregon
    James Isenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon and former Eisenbud Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the APS.

    Malcolm MacCallum, University of Bristol
    Malcolm MacCallum is Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London. He was the founding editor of Classical and Quantum Gravity and is a former President of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.

    Contributors

    George F. R. Ellis, Clifford M. Will, David Wands, Misao Sasaki, Eiichiro Komatsu, Roy Maartens, Malcolm A. H. MacCallum, Peter Schneider, Ramesh Narayan, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Peter Mészáros, Martin J. Rees, Beverly K. Berger, Karsten Danzmann, Gabriela Gonzalez, Andrea Lommen, Guido Mueller, Albrecht Rüdiger, William Joseph Weber, Alessandra Buonanno, B. S. Sathyaprakash, Frans Pretorius, Matthew W. Choptuik, Luis Lehner, Gregory J. Galloway, Pengzi Miao, Richard Schoen, Stefanos Aretakis, James Isenberg, Vincent Moncrief, Igor Rodnianski, Stefan Hollands, Robert M. Wald, Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Reuter, Carlo Rovelli, Henriette Elvang, Gary T. Horowitz

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