Quantum Field Theory and Gravity

Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework

Editors: Finster, F., Müller, O., Nardmann, M., Tolksdorf, J., Zeidler, E. (Eds.)

  • The articles are written by internationally recognized researchers in mathematics and physics
  • The foreword provides a non-technical and easily accessible overview of the different approaches
  • Presents different approaches to quantum field theory and gravity
  • Emphasis on conceptual and mathematical questions aiming at a unified framework
  • Gives overview of present state-of-the-art
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One of the most challenging problems of contemporary theoretical physics is the mathematically rigorous construction of a theory which describes gravitation and the other fundamental physical interactions within a common framework. The physical ideas which grew from attempts to develop such a theory require highly advanced mathematical methods and radically new physical concepts.

 

This book presents different approaches to a rigorous unified description of quantum fields and gravity. It contains a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions which took place in autumn 2010 at the fifth conference "Quantum field theory and gravity - Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework" in Regensburg, Germany. In the tradition of the other proceedings covering this series of conferences, a special feature of this book is the exposition of a wide variety of approaches, with the intention to facilitate a comparison.

 

The book is mainly addressed to mathematicians and physicists who are interested in fundamental questions of mathematical physics. It allows the reader to obtain a broad and up-to-date overview of a fascinating active research area.

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“The articles present recent research on conceptual and mathematical issues aiming at a unified framework for quantum field theory and general relativity. … In my experience, this is the best single text to use to learn field theory that one can buy today. … for a solid grounding in the fundamentals of field theory there is no better place to start then this.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, March, 2014)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Quantum Gravity: Whence, Whither?

    Kiefer, Claus

    Pages 1-13

  • Local Covariance and Background Independence

    Fredenhagen, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 15-23

  • The “Big Wave” Theory for Dark Energy

    Temple, Blake

    Pages 25-40

  • Discrete and Continuum Third Quantization of Gravity

    Gielen, Steffen (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Unsharp Values, Domains and Topoi

    Döring, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Field Theory and Gravity
Book Subtitle
Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework
Editors
  • Felix Finster
  • Olaf Müller
  • Marc Nardmann
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf
  • Eberhard Zeidler
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0043-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0043-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0042-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0792-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 382
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