Lecture Notes in Physics

Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology

Editors: Calcagni, G., Papantonopoulos, L., Siopsis, G., Tsamis, N. (Eds.)

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Quantum gravity has developed into a fast-growing subject in physics and it is expected that probing the high-energy and high-curvature regimes of gravitating systems will shed some light on how to eventually achieve an ultraviolet complete quantum theory of gravity. Such a theory would provide the much needed information about fundamental problems of classical gravity, such as the initial big-bang singularity, the cosmological constant problem, Planck scale physics and the early-time inflationary evolution of our Universe.

 

While in the first part of this book concepts of quantum gravity are introduced and approached from different angles, the second part discusses these theories in connection with cosmological models and observations, thereby exploring which types of signatures of modern and mathematically rigorous frameworks can be detected by experiments. The third and final part briefly reviews the observational status of dark matter and dark energy, and introduces alternative cosmological models.

 

Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a multi-author textbook at postgraduate level, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research.

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“The book is divided into three parts: theory, phenomenology and observations of quantum gravity models. … The whole book, edited and authored by some experts in the field, meets high standards and may serve as a useful primer for quantum gravity beginners or as a quick reference text for more advanced researchers.” (Marco Cavaglià, Mathematical Reviews, April, 2014)

“The book presents several papers by great authorities in maters involving Quantum Gravity, Quantum Cosmology and its interactions. … this book is essential if you are a researcher working in Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology. The book will update your knowledge on this quickly expanding subjects. I recommend it to your personal library and I recommend to every physics department to have a copy of this compendium.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, January, 2014)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • String Theory, Unification and Quantum Gravity

    Stelle, K. S.

    Pages 3-30

  • Introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity and Cosmology

    Ashtekar, Abhay

    Pages 31-56

  • Covariant Loop Gravity

    Rovelli, Carlo

    Pages 57-66

  • Spinor Gravity and Diffeomorphism Invariance on the Lattice

    Wetterich, C.

    Pages 67-92

  • Introduction to Causal Dynamical Triangulations

    Görlich, Andrzej

    Pages 93-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology
Editors
  • Gianluca Calcagni
  • Lefteris Papantonopoulos
  • George Siopsis
  • Nikos Tsamis
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
863
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33036-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33036-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-33035-3
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 399
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations
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