Progress in Mathematical Physics

Gravitation and Experiment

Poincaré Seminar 2006

Editors: Damour, Thibault, Rivasseau, Vincent (Eds.)

  • Detailed pedagogical introduction to general relativity
  • Review of experimental tests of the theory
  • Very recent results of the Gravity Probe B mission
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This book is the sixth in a series of lectures of the S´ eminaire Poincar´ e,whichis directed towards a large audience of physicists and of mathematicians. The goal of this seminar is to provide up-to-date information about general topics of great interest in physics. Both the theoretical and experimental aspects are covered, with some historical background. Inspired by the Bourbaki seminar in mathematics in its organization, hence nicknamed “Bourbaphi”, the Poincar´ e Seminar is held twice a year at the Institut Henri Poincar´ e in Paris, with cont- butions prepared in advance. Particular care is devoted to the pedagogical nature of the presentations so as to ful?ll the goal of being readable by a large audience of scientists. This volume contains the ninth such Seminar, held in 2006. It is devoted to Relativity and Experiment. This book starts with a detailed introduction to general relativity by T. Damour. It includes a review of what may lie beyond by string theorist I. - toniadis, and collects up-to-date essays on the experimental tests of this theory. General relativity is now a theory well con?rmed by detailed experiments, incl- ing the precise timing of the double pulsar J0737-3039 explained by M. Kramer, member of the team which discovered it in 2003, and satellite missions such as Gravity Probe B described by J. Mester. The search for detecting gravitational waves is also very much under way as reviewed by J.Y. Vinet. Wehopethatthecontinuedpublicationofthisserieswillservethecommunity of physicists and mathematicians at professional or graduate student level.

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“The Poincaré Seminar is held at the Institute Henri Poincaré in Paris twice a year. This volume contains lectures presented at the Poincaré Seminar focused on Gravitation and Experiment which took place in October 2006. The editors made particular effort to present the chosen topics in a pedagogical form accessible to mathematicians and physicists not only at the professional level but also at graduate student level.” (Vojtěch Pravda, Applications of Mathematics, Vol. 54 (6), 2009)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • General Relativity today

    Damour, Thibault

    Pages 1-49

  • Beyond Einstein’s Gravity

    Antoniadis, Ignatios

    Pages 51-67

  • The Double Pulsar

    Kramer, Michael

    Pages 69-100

  • Testing Einstein in Space: The Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission

    Mester, John

    Pages 101-109

  • Instruments for Gravitational Wave Astronomy on Ground and in Space

    Vinet, Jean-Yves

    Pages 111-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitation and Experiment
Book Subtitle
Poincaré Seminar 2006
Editors
  • Thibault Damour
  • Vincent Rivasseau
Series Title
Progress in Mathematical Physics
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8524-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8524-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8523-1
Series ISSN
1544-9998
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 138
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