Fundamental Theories of Physics

Gravitation and Cosmology: From the Hubble Radius to the Planck Scale

Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of the 80th Birthday of Jean-Pierre Vigier

Editors: Amoroso, R.L., Hunter, G., Kafatos, M., Vigier, J.P. (Eds.)

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Jean-Pierre Vigier continually labeled one of les heretiques de la science, l’eternel resistant et le patriarche is yet a pillar of modern physics and mathematics, with one leg firmly planted in theory and the other in empiricism spanning a career of nearly 60 years with a publication vitae quickly approaching 400! He wrote of his mentor Louis de Broglie “Great physicists fight great battles”, which perhaps applies even more so to 1 Jean-Pierre Vigier himself . If fortune allows a visit to Paris, reported to be the city of love, and certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world; one has been treated to a visual and cultural feast. For example a leisurely stroll from the Musee du Louvre along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe would instill even the least creative soul with the entelechies of a poets muse. It is perhaps open to theoretical interpretation, but if causal conditions have allowed one to be a physicist, visiting Paris, one may have taken opportunity to visit the portion of the old Latin quarter in place Jussieu where Pierre et Marie Curie Universite, reported to be ‘the best university in France’, is stationed.

Table of contents (56 chapters)

  • From the Cosmological Term to the Planck Constant

    Vargas, J. G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Creation of Matter and Anomalous Redshifts

    Narlikar, Jayant V.

    Pages 11-26

  • The Origin of CMBR as Intrinsic Blackbody Cavity-QED Resonance Inherent in the Dynamics of the Continuous State Topology of the Dirac Vacuum

    Amoroso, Richard L. (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • Some New Results in Theoretical Cosmology

    Rindler, Wolfgang

    Pages 39-50

  • Whitehead Meets Feynman and the Big Bang

    Chew, Geoffrey F.

    Pages 51-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitation and Cosmology: From the Hubble Radius to the Planck Scale
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of the 80th Birthday of Jean-Pierre Vigier
Editors
  • Richard L. Amoroso
  • G. Hunter
  • Menas Kafatos
  • J.P. Vigier
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
126
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48052-2
DOI
10.1007/0-306-48052-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0885-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-3936-8
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 540
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
Topics