Fundamental Theories of Physics

At the Frontier of Spacetime

Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness

Editors: Asselmeyer-Maluga, Torsten (Ed.)

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  • Wide-ranging but coherent collection addressing the manifold challenges in spacetime physics
  • Authors include Carl Brans and other foremost experts
  • With both reviews and new research, the volume is especially useful for graduate students
  • Also of interest to historians of relativity theory
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In this book, leading theorists present new contributions and reviews addressing longstanding challenges and ongoing progress in spacetime physics.

In the anniversary year of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, developed 100 years ago, this collection reflects the subsequent and continuing fruitful development of spacetime theories. The volume is published in honour of Carl Brans on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Carl H. Brans, who also contributes personally, is a creative and independent researcher and one of the founders of the scalar-tensor theory, also known as Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory. In the present book, much space is devoted to scalar-tensor theories.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Brans has worked on new models of spacetime, collectively known as exotic smoothness, a field largely established by him. In this Festschrift, one finds an outstanding and unique collection of articles about exotic smoothness. Also featured are Bell's inequality and Mach's principle.

Personal memories and historical aspects round off the collection.

About the authors

T. Asselmeyer-Maluga was born in 1970 and received his PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin in 1997. His research began with the topological investigation of the Fractional Quantum Hall effect using Berry's phase. Then during the course of his PhD, he analysed the topological properties of evolutionary algorithms. Inspired by Brans' work, he began the investigation of exotic smoothness around 1994.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • 65 Years in and Around Relativity

    Pages 1-37

    Brans, Carl H.

  • Nonminimal Couplings in the Early Universe: Multifield Models of Inflation and the Latest Observations

    Pages 41-57

    Kaiser, David I.

  • A New Estimate of the Mass of the Gravitational Scalar Field for Dark Energy

    Pages 59-75

    Fujii, Yasunori

  • Axion and Dilaton + Metric Emerge Jointly from an Electromagnetic Model Universe with Local and Linear Response Behavior

    Pages 77-96

    Hehl, Friedrich W.

  • Gravitational Theories with Stable (anti-)de Sitter Backgrounds

    Pages 97-114

    Biswas, Tirthabir (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
At the Frontier of Spacetime
Book Subtitle
Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness
Editors
  • Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
183
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31299-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31299-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31297-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81008-9
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 308
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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