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Quantum Structure of Space and Time

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Abdus Salam, Roger Penrose, Don N. Page, C. D. Geilker, Claudio Teitelboim, C. J. Isham, Martin Pilati, S. M. Christensen, M. R. Brown, A. C. Ottewill, Martin Roček, Ruth Williams, D. J. Toms, M. S. Fawcett, B. F. Whiting, G. Kunstatter, R. Jackiw, M. F. Sohnius, P. C. West, M. J. Duff, P. K. Townsend, P. Howe, P. van Niewenhuizen, J. G. Taylor, M. T. Grisaru, G. W. Gibbons, S. Ferrara, K. S. Stelle, B. Zumino, S. Deser, T. W. B. Kibble, L. P. Grishchuk, Ya. B. Zeldovich, S. W. Hawking
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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107404588

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  • This book was first published in 1982. It consists of selected contributions presented at the Nuffield Quantum Gravity Workshop held at Imperial College, London, in August 1981. The book is divided into three parts which correspond with the three separate themes pursued at the workshop. Part I is concerned with the geometrical and topological aspects of quantum gravity. Part II focuses on supergravity and its application to the Grand Unified Theories of elementary particles. Part III concentrates on the early universe and cosmology. The book, therefore, covers not only supergravity, but the whole spectrum of quantum gravity research.

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107404588
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Abdus Salam
    Preface
    List of participants
    Part I. Quantum Gravity, Fields and Topology:
    1. Some remarks on gravity and quantum mechanics Roger Penrose
    2. An experimental test of quantum gravity Don N. Page and C. D. Geilker
    3. Quantum mechanical origin of the sandwich theorem in classical gravitation theory Claudio Teitelboim
    4. θ-States induced by the diffeomorphism group in canonically quantized gravity C. J. Isham
    5. Strong coupling quantum gravity: an introduction Martin Pilati
    6. Quantizing fourth order gravity theories S. M. Christensen
    7. Green's functions, states and renormalisation M. R. Brown and A. C. Ottewill
    8. Introduction to quantum regge calculus Martin Roček and Ruth Williams
    9. Spontaneous symmetry breaking in curved space-time D. J. Toms
    10. Spontaneous symmetry breaking near a black hole M. S. Fawcett and B. F. Whiting
    11. Yang–Mills vacua in a general three-space G. Kunstatter
    12. Fermion fractionization in physics R. Jackiw
    Part II. Supergravity:
    13. The new minimal formulation of N=1 supergravity and its tensor calculus M. F. Sohnius and P. C. West
    14. A new deteriorated energy-momentum tensor M. J. Duff and P. K. Townsend
    15. Off-shell N=2 and N=4 supergravity in five dimensions P. Howe
    16. Supergravity in high dimensions P. van Niewenhuizen
    17. Building linearised extended supergravities J. G. Taylor
    18. (Super)gravity in the complex angular momentum plane M. T. Grisaru
    19. The multiplet structure of solitons in the O(2) supergravity theory G. W. Gibbons
    20. Ultra-violet properties of supersymmetric gauge theory S. Ferrara
    21. Extended supercurrents and the ultra-violet finiteness of N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills theories K. S. Stelle
    22. Duality rotations B. Zumino
    Part III. Cosmology and the Early Universe:
    23. Energy, stability and cosmological constant S. Deser
    24. Phase transitions in the early universe T. W. B. Kibble
    25. Complete cosmological theories L. P. Grishchuk and Ya. B. Zeldovich
    26. The cosmological constant and the weak anthropic principle S. W. Hawking.

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    M. J. Duff

    C. J. Isham

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    Abdus Salam, Roger Penrose, Don N. Page, C. D. Geilker, Claudio Teitelboim, C. J. Isham, Martin Pilati, S. M. Christensen, M. R. Brown, A. C. Ottewill, Martin Roček, Ruth Williams, D. J. Toms, M. S. Fawcett, B. F. Whiting, G. Kunstatter, R. Jackiw, M. F. Sohnius, P. C. West, M. J. Duff, P. K. Townsend, P. Howe, P. van Niewenhuizen, J. G. Taylor, M. T. Grisaru, G. W. Gibbons, S. Ferrara, K. S. Stelle, B. Zumino, S. Deser, T. W. B. Kibble, L. P. Grishchuk, Ya. B. Zeldovich, S. W. Hawking

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