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Springer Proceedings in Physics

Relativity and Gravitation

100 Years after Einstein in Prague

Editors: Bičák, Jiří, Ledvinka, Tomáš (Eds.)

  • Over 100 scientists from 31 countries contributed in the fields of classical and quantum gravity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and experimental gravity
  • Presents refereed contributions from leaders in the field
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In early April 1911 Albert Einstein arrived in Prague to become full professor of theoretical physics at the German part of Charles University. It was there, for the first time, that he concentrated primarily on the problem of gravitation. Before he left Prague in July 1912 he had submitted the paper “Relativität und Gravitation: Erwiderung auf eine Bemerkung von M. Abraham” in which he remarkably anticipated what a future theory of gravity should look like.

At the occasion of the Einstein-in-Prague centenary an international meeting was organized under a title inspired by Einstein's last paper from the Prague period: "Relativity and Gravitation, 100 Years after Einstein in Prague". The main topics of the conference included: classical relativity, numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum gravity, experimental aspects of gravitation and conceptual and historical issues.

The conference attracted over 200 scientists from 31 countries, among them a number of leading experts in the field of general relativity and its applications. This volume includes abstracts of the plenary talks and full texts of contributed talks and articles based on the posters presented at the conference. These describe primarily original results of the authors. Full texts of the plenary talks are included in the volume "General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics--Perspectives 100 Years after Einstein in Prague", eds. J. Bičák and T. Ledvinka, published also

by Springer Verlag.

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“The book is divided into four parts, with talks and posters on classical general relativity, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics, and on quantum fields and quantum gravity. … Leafing through the volume one encounters also here a couple of nice papers with a historical flavour that are well worth reading. … the volume is a pleasant and rewarding experience … .” (CQG+, Classical and Quantum Gravity, cqgplus.com, September, 2015)

“There will probably be many books, both conference proceedings and others, appearing soon … . This volume is one of the first, and sets a high standard. … covers current research in the field, shown to be very much alive, and as such is a good starting point for those wanting to know what is happening in the now very broad field of General Relativity.” (Phillip Helbig, The Observatory, Vol. 134 (1243), December, 2014)

Table of contents (82 chapters)

  • Exact Hairy Black Holes

    Anabalón, Andrés

    Pages 3-10

  • Black Hole Formation from a Complete Past for the Einstein–Vlasov System

    Andréasson, Håkan

    Pages 11-18

  • How to Measure Deviation from the Kerr Initial Data: Recent Progress

    Bäckdahl, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • Hidden Symmetries of the Dirac Equation in Curved Space-Time

    Cariglia, Marco

    Pages 25-34

  • Geometrostatics: The Geometry of Static Space-Times

    Cederbaum, Carla

    Pages 35-42

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relativity and Gravitation
Book Subtitle
100 Years after Einstein in Prague
Editors
  • Jiří Bičák
  • Tomáš Ledvinka
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
157
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06761-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06761-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06760-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38033-9
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 590
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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