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Springer Proceedings in Physics

Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions

In Honor of Emilio Elizalde

Editors: Odintsov, Sergey D., Sáez-Gómez, Diego, Xambó-Descamps, Sebastià (Eds.)

  • A unique work in its interdisciplinary mixture of all the different subjects
  • Considered major developments of physics in the last three decades are addressed by highly qualified specialists
  • First book comprising all these aspects
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Some major developments of physics in the last three decades are addressed by highly qualified specialists in different specific fields. They include renormalization problems in QFT, vacuum energy fluctuations and the Casimir effect in different configurations, and a wealth of applications. A number of closely related issues are also considered. The cosmological applications of these theories play a crucial role and are at the very heart of the book; in particular, the possibility to explain in a unified way the whole history of the evolution of the Universe: from primordial inflation to the present day accelerated expansion. Further, a description of the mathematical background underlying many of the physical theories considered above is provided. This includes the uses of zeta functions in physics, as in the regularization problems in QFT already mentioned, specifically in curved space-time, and in Casimir problems as.

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Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Emili Elizalde. Perspectives on his Life and Work

    Xambó-Descamps, Sebastiàn

    Pages 1-18

  • Colliding Hadrons as Cosmic Membranes and Possible Signatures of Lost Momentum

    Aref’eva, Irina Ya.

    Pages 21-34

  • Vacuum Energy and the Topology of the Universe

    Asorey, Manuel (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • The Low Temperature Corrections to the Casimir Force Between a Sphere and a Plane

    Bordag, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 45-56

  • Casimir Effect for the Piecewise Uniform String

    Brevik, Iver

    Pages 57-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions
Book Subtitle
In Honor of Emilio Elizalde
Editors
  • Sergey D. Odintsov
  • Diego Sáez-Gómez
  • Sebastià Xambó-Descamps
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
137
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19760-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19760-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19759-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26843-4
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 382
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