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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Gravity and the Quantum

Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity

Editors: Bagla, Jasjeet Singh, Engineer, Sunu (Eds.)

  • Presents a rich panorama of our current physical understanding of the universe
  • Honors one of the most productive and creative theoretical physicists of our era
  • A valuable pedagogical introduction for newcomers, graduates and even undergraduate students
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About this book

This book provides a compilation of in-depth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons.

About the authors

J.S. Bagla is an astrophysicist specializing in cosmology and gravitational clustering in an expanding universe. His current interests are in galaxy formation and evolution with an emphasis on use of upcoming facilities for constraining models of galaxy formation. 

Sunu Engineer is an astrophysicist specializing in cosmology and structure formation. His current research interests are in thermodynamic theories of gravity, computational physics and technology and the physics of music.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Prof. Padmanabhan: A Personal and Professional History

    Bagla, Jasjeet Singh (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

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  • Measuring Baryon Acoustic Oscillations with Angular Two-Point Correlation Function

    Alcaniz, Jailson S. (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

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  • Resonant Disruption of Binary Stars by a Catalytic Black Hole

    Boily, C. M.

    Pages 21-29

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  • Mechanics of Apparent Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity

    Cai, Rong-Gen (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

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  • Boundary Terms of the Einstein–Hilbert Action

    Chakraborty, Sumanta

    Pages 43-59

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51700-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51699-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravity and the Quantum
Book Subtitle
Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity
Editors
  • Jasjeet Singh Bagla
  • Sunu Engineer
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
187
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51700-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51700-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51699-8
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 494
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
Topics