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Foundations of Space and Time
Reflections on Quantum Gravity

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Jeff Murugan, Amanda Weltman, George F. R. Eliis, Thanu Padmanabhan, Cliff Burgess, Steve Carlip, Kellog Stelle, Axel Kleinschmidt, Hermann Nicolai, Dimitri Polyakov, Massimo Bianchi, Robert de Mello Koch, Hanno Sahlmann, Martin Bojowald, Daniele Oriti, Jan Ambjørn, J. Jurkiewicz, Renate Loll, Y. Watabiki, W. Westra, S. Zohren, Rafael Sorkin, Joe Henson, Roger Penrose
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  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521114400

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  • After almost a century, the field of quantum gravity remains as difficult and inspiring as ever. Today, it finds itself a field divided, with two major contenders dominating: string theory, the leading exemplification of the covariant quantization program; and loop quantum gravity, the canonical scheme based on Dirac's constrained Hamiltonian quantization. However, there are now a number of other innovative schemes providing promising new avenues. Encapsulating the latest debates on this topic, this book details the different approaches to understanding the very nature of space and time. It brings together leading researchers in each of these approaches to quantum gravity to explore these competing possibilities in an open way. Its comprehensive coverage explores all the current approaches to solving the problem of quantum gravity, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, to give researchers and graduate students an up-to-date view of the field.

    • Details the latest debates on understanding the very nature of space and time
    • Leading researchers examine the current approaches to solving the problem of quantum gravity, addressing their strengths and weaknesses
    • Gives an up-to-date view of the field
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    "Encapsulating the latest debates, this book details the different approaches to understanding the nature of space and time. It brings together leading researchers to explore in a comprehensive coverage all of the current approaches to solving the problems of quantum gravity, addressing the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, to give researchers and graduate students an up-to-date view of the world."
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    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521114400
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The problem with quantum gravity Jeff Murugan, Amanda Weltman and George F. R. Eliis
    2. A dialogue on the nature of gravity Thanu Padmanabhan
    3. Effective theories and modifications of gravity Cliff Burgess
    4. The small scale structure of spacetime Steve Carlip
    5. Ultraviolet divergences in supersymmetric theories Kellog Stelle
    6. Cosmological quantum billiards Axel Kleinschmidt and Hermann Nicolai
    7. Progress in RNS string theory and pure spinors Dimitri Polyakov
    8. Recent trends in superstring phenomenology Massimo Bianchi
    9. Emergent spacetime Robert de Mello Koch and Jeff Murugan
    10. Loop quantum gravity Hanno Sahlmann
    11. Loop quantum gravity and cosmology Martin Bojowald
    12. The microscopic dynamics of quantum space as a group field theory Daniele Oriti
    13. Causal dynamical triangulations and the quest for quantum gravity Jan Ambjørn, J. Jurkiewicz and Renate Loll
    14. Proper time is stochastic time in 2D quantum gravity Jan Ambjorn, Renate Loll, Y. Watabiki, W. Westra and S. Zohren
    15. Logic is to the quantum as geometry is to gravity Rafael Sorkin
    16. Causal sets: discreteness without symmetry breaking Joe Henson
    17. The Big Bang, quantum gravity, and black-hole information loss Roger Penrose
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  • Editors

    Jeff Murugan, University of Cape Town
    Jeff Murugan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and a member of the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, University of Cape Town. He is interested in all aspects of gravity and is currently working on string theory and connections between gauge theories and gravity.

    Amanda Weltman, University of Cape Town
    Amanda Weltman is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and a member of the Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity Centre, University of Cape Town. She works in the exciting bridging areas of string cosmology studying physical ways to test string theory within the context of cosmology.

    George F. R. Ellis, University of Cape Town
    George F. R. Ellis is Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics and Honorary Research Associate in the Mathematics Department, University of Cape Town. He works on general relativity theory, cosmology, complex systems, and the way physics underlies the functioning of the human brain.

    Contributors

    Jeff Murugan, Amanda Weltman, George F. R. Eliis, Thanu Padmanabhan, Cliff Burgess, Steve Carlip, Kellog Stelle, Axel Kleinschmidt, Hermann Nicolai, Dimitri Polyakov, Massimo Bianchi, Robert de Mello Koch, Hanno Sahlmann, Martin Bojowald, Daniele Oriti, Jan Ambjørn, J. Jurkiewicz, Renate Loll, Y. Watabiki, W. Westra, S. Zohren, Rafael Sorkin, Joe Henson, Roger Penrose

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