**Author**: M. A. H. MacCallum

**Publisher:**CUP Archive

**ISBN:**9780521332965

**Category :**Science

**Languages :**en

**Pages :**407

**Book Description**

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## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: M. A. H. MacCallum

**Publisher:** CUP Archive

**ISBN:** 9780521332965

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **407

**Book Description**

## General Relativity and Gravitation, 1989

**Author**: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENERAL RELA

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 9780521384285

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **502

**Book Description**

This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Nigel T Bishop

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814487449

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **512

**Book Description**

The 16th conference of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR16), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 15 to 21 July, was attended by 450 delegates from around the world. The scientific programme comprised 18 plenary lectures, 1 public lecture and 19 workshops which, excepting 3 plenary lectures, are presented in this proceedings. It was the first major international conference on general relativity and gravitation held on the African continent. Contents:Simplicial Euclidean and Lorentzian Quantum Gravity (J Ambjorn)An Overview of Gravitational-Wave Sources (C Cutler & K Thorne)Gravitating Lumps (D Gal'tsov)Strings, Gravity and Particle Physics (J Maldacena)The Lighter Side of Gravity (J Narlikar)Exact Solutions and Their Interpretation (J Bicák)Approximation Methods (C Will)Physics of the Early Universe (K-I Maeda)Mathematical Cosmology (P Dunsby)Tests of Special and General Relativity (A Beesham)Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (L Ford)and other papers Readership: Researchers and research students in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, experimental gravity and quantum gravity. Keywords:General Relativity;Gravitation;Cosmology;Astrophysics;Quantum Gravity;Gravitational Wave Detection;Experimental Relativity

## Building the General Relativity and Gravitation Community During the Cold War

**Author**: Roberto Lalli

**Publisher:** Springer

**ISBN:** 3319546546

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **168

**Book Description**

This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key figures experienced and overcame during this period of global conflict. The author analyzes the subtle interconnections between scientific and political factors. He shows how politics shaped the evolution of general relativity, even though it is a field with no military applications. He also details how different scientists held quite different views about what “political” meant in their efforts to pursue international cooperation. The narrative examines the specific epistemic features of general relativity that helped create the first official, international scientific society. It answers: Why did relativity bring about this unique result? Was it simply the product of specific actions of particular actors having an illuminated view of international relations in the specific context of the Cold War? Or, was there something in the nature of the field that inspired the actors to pioneer new ways of international cooperation? The book will be of interest to historians of modern science, historians of international relations, and historians of institutions. It will also appeal to physicists and interested general readers.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Petros Florides

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814479713

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **376

**Book Description**

' This authoritative volume provides a snapshot of the state of the art in gravitational physics and related mathematical fields, as well as a review of recent achievements and prospects for future work. With contributing authors among the world leaders in their respective fields, this proceedings volume is a worthy addition to this conference series, which constitutes one of the most important international meetings in the areas general relativity and gravitation. Contents:Towards Detection of Gravitation Waves (B C Barish)Black Holes and The Information Paradox (S Hawking)Probing General Relativity on the Scales of Cosmology (P J E Peebles)Cosmic Superstrings Revisited (J Polchinski)Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (M Rees)Complex Methods, Twistors, and Connection Variables (J Lewandowski)Early Universe (M Sasaki)Dark Energy and The Cosmological Constant (V Sahni)Gravitational Wave Sources: Source Science and Statistical Methods (A Buonanno)Detector Performance, Operation, and Commissioning (E Coccia)Laboratory and Observational Tests of Gravitational Theories (J H Gundlach)Quantum Field Theory on Curved Spacetime (K Fredenhagen)and other papers Readership: Researchers and academics in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, theoretical physics and mathematical physics. Keywords:Gravitation;General Relativity;Cosmology;Quantum Gravity;Numerical Relativity;Astrophysics;String TheoryKey Features:Includes the latest developments in all areas of gravitational physicsContributions by world-leading researchers in the fieldContinues the high standard of the general relativity conference proceedings seriesReviews: “… this volume provides a nice summary of a considerable portion of general relativity just after the turn of the century … It contains some thought-provoking articles as well as some useful, thoughtful reviews.” General Relativity and Gravitation '

## General Relativity And Gravitation: Proceedings Of The 14th International Conference

**Author**: Francaviglia Mauro

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814547751

**Category : **

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **580

**Book Description**

In this book the author gives a comprehensive picture of the physical laws that appear to regulate the functioning of the Universe from the atomic to the cosmic world. The book offers a description of the main fields of physics — classical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics and particle physics — as they are applied to the atomic world and the cosmos to describe how the whole Universe has evolved to the present state. The description concentrates on the essentials, describing our present knowledge of those physical laws and outlining our limitations in understanding the whole picture. This is done essentially without equations, except for a few important ones. The text includes a short Annex for mathematically inclined readers who wish to see how the physical principles and laws expressed in words can be visualized in the language of mathematics, but the book can be read without referring to that Annex. Also, The Universe explains in depth those laws and outlines their limitations. The author, however, does this in an accessible language that should be understandable to non-specialists. In particular, he occasionally uses two young characters placed in various situations to explain the physics involved in those situations by means of their observations. The author uses also numerous clear pictures and graphics that make the text more easily comprehensible./a

## 10th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation: Relativistic astrophysics, experimental gravitation, quantum gravity

**Author**:

**Publisher:**

**ISBN:**

**Category : **Astrophysics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **1233

**Book Description**

## Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Alan P. Lightman

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:** 1400889014

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **616

**Book Description**

An essential resource for learning about general relativity and much more, from four leading experts Important and useful to every student of relativity, this book is a unique collection of some 475 problems--with solutions--in the fields of special and general relativity, gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, and cosmology. The problems are expressed in broad physical terms to enhance their pertinence to readers with diverse backgrounds. In their solutions, the authors have attempted to convey a mode of approach to these kinds of problems, revealing procedures that can reduce the labor of calculations while avoiding the pitfall of too much or too powerful formalism. Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Abhay Ashtekar

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 1316298698

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **

**Book Description**

Explore spectacular advances in cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave science, mathematics, computational science, and the interface of gravitation and quantum physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Twelve comprehensive and in-depth reviews, written by a team of world-leading international experts, together present an up-to-date overview of key topics at the frontiers of these areas, with particular emphasis on the significant developments of the last three decades. Interconnections with other fields of research are also highlighted, making this an invaluable resource for both new and experienced researchers. Commissioned by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and including accessible introductions to cutting-edge topics, ample references to original research papers, and informative colour figures, this is a definitive reference for researchers and graduate students in cosmology, relativity, and gravitational science.

## General Relativity

**Author**: Hans Stephani

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 9780521379410

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **321

**Book Description**

This is an excellent introduction to the subjects of gravitation and space-time structure. It discusses the foundations of Riemann geometry; the derivation of Einstein field equations; linearised theory; far fields and gravitational waves; the invariant characterisation of exact solutions; gravitational collapse; cosmology as well as alternative gravitational theories and the problem of quantum gravity.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: M. A. H. MacCallum

**Publisher:** CUP Archive

**ISBN:** 9780521332965

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **407

**Book Description**

## General Relativity and Gravitation, 1989

**Author**: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENERAL RELA

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 9780521384285

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **502

**Book Description**

This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Nigel T Bishop

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814487449

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **512

**Book Description**

The 16th conference of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR16), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 15 to 21 July, was attended by 450 delegates from around the world. The scientific programme comprised 18 plenary lectures, 1 public lecture and 19 workshops which, excepting 3 plenary lectures, are presented in this proceedings. It was the first major international conference on general relativity and gravitation held on the African continent. Contents:Simplicial Euclidean and Lorentzian Quantum Gravity (J Ambjorn)An Overview of Gravitational-Wave Sources (C Cutler & K Thorne)Gravitating Lumps (D Gal'tsov)Strings, Gravity and Particle Physics (J Maldacena)The Lighter Side of Gravity (J Narlikar)Exact Solutions and Their Interpretation (J Bicák)Approximation Methods (C Will)Physics of the Early Universe (K-I Maeda)Mathematical Cosmology (P Dunsby)Tests of Special and General Relativity (A Beesham)Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (L Ford)and other papers Readership: Researchers and research students in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, experimental gravity and quantum gravity. Keywords:General Relativity;Gravitation;Cosmology;Astrophysics;Quantum Gravity;Gravitational Wave Detection;Experimental Relativity

## Building the General Relativity and Gravitation Community During the Cold War

**Author**: Roberto Lalli

**Publisher:** Springer

**ISBN:** 3319546546

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **168

**Book Description**

This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key figures experienced and overcame during this period of global conflict. The author analyzes the subtle interconnections between scientific and political factors. He shows how politics shaped the evolution of general relativity, even though it is a field with no military applications. He also details how different scientists held quite different views about what “political” meant in their efforts to pursue international cooperation. The narrative examines the specific epistemic features of general relativity that helped create the first official, international scientific society. It answers: Why did relativity bring about this unique result? Was it simply the product of specific actions of particular actors having an illuminated view of international relations in the specific context of the Cold War? Or, was there something in the nature of the field that inspired the actors to pioneer new ways of international cooperation? The book will be of interest to historians of modern science, historians of international relations, and historians of institutions. It will also appeal to physicists and interested general readers.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Petros Florides

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814479713

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **376

**Book Description**

' This authoritative volume provides a snapshot of the state of the art in gravitational physics and related mathematical fields, as well as a review of recent achievements and prospects for future work. With contributing authors among the world leaders in their respective fields, this proceedings volume is a worthy addition to this conference series, which constitutes one of the most important international meetings in the areas general relativity and gravitation. Contents:Towards Detection of Gravitation Waves (B C Barish)Black Holes and The Information Paradox (S Hawking)Probing General Relativity on the Scales of Cosmology (P J E Peebles)Cosmic Superstrings Revisited (J Polchinski)Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (M Rees)Complex Methods, Twistors, and Connection Variables (J Lewandowski)Early Universe (M Sasaki)Dark Energy and The Cosmological Constant (V Sahni)Gravitational Wave Sources: Source Science and Statistical Methods (A Buonanno)Detector Performance, Operation, and Commissioning (E Coccia)Laboratory and Observational Tests of Gravitational Theories (J H Gundlach)Quantum Field Theory on Curved Spacetime (K Fredenhagen)and other papers Readership: Researchers and academics in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, theoretical physics and mathematical physics. Keywords:Gravitation;General Relativity;Cosmology;Quantum Gravity;Numerical Relativity;Astrophysics;String TheoryKey Features:Includes the latest developments in all areas of gravitational physicsContributions by world-leading researchers in the fieldContinues the high standard of the general relativity conference proceedings seriesReviews: “… this volume provides a nice summary of a considerable portion of general relativity just after the turn of the century … It contains some thought-provoking articles as well as some useful, thoughtful reviews.” General Relativity and Gravitation '

## General Relativity and Gravitation 1992, Proceedings of the Thirteenth INT Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, held at Cordoba, Argentina, 28 June - July 4 1992

**Author**: R.J. Gleiser

**Publisher:** CRC Press

**ISBN:** 9780750302616

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **436

**Book Description**

General Relativity and Gravitation 1992 contains the best of 700 papers presented at the tri-annual INT conference, generally recognized as the key conference in the area. The plenary and invited papers are published in full, along with summaries of parallel symposia and workshops. The list of plenary speakers is as impressive as ever, with contributions from Jim Hartle, Roger Penrose, and Lee Smolin among many others.

## General Relativity And Gravitation: Proceedings Of The 14th International Conference

**Author**: Francaviglia Mauro

**Publisher:** World Scientific

**ISBN:** 9814547751

**Category : **

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **580

**Book Description**

In this book the author gives a comprehensive picture of the physical laws that appear to regulate the functioning of the Universe from the atomic to the cosmic world. The book offers a description of the main fields of physics — classical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics and particle physics — as they are applied to the atomic world and the cosmos to describe how the whole Universe has evolved to the present state. The description concentrates on the essentials, describing our present knowledge of those physical laws and outlining our limitations in understanding the whole picture. This is done essentially without equations, except for a few important ones. The text includes a short Annex for mathematically inclined readers who wish to see how the physical principles and laws expressed in words can be visualized in the language of mathematics, but the book can be read without referring to that Annex. Also, The Universe explains in depth those laws and outlines their limitations. The author, however, does this in an accessible language that should be understandable to non-specialists. In particular, he occasionally uses two young characters placed in various situations to explain the physics involved in those situations by means of their observations. The author uses also numerous clear pictures and graphics that make the text more easily comprehensible./a

## 10th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation: Relativistic astrophysics, experimental gravitation, quantum gravity

## Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Alan P. Lightman

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:** 1400889014

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **616

**Book Description**

An essential resource for learning about general relativity and much more, from four leading experts Important and useful to every student of relativity, this book is a unique collection of some 475 problems--with solutions--in the fields of special and general relativity, gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, and cosmology. The problems are expressed in broad physical terms to enhance their pertinence to readers with diverse backgrounds. In their solutions, the authors have attempted to convey a mode of approach to these kinds of problems, revealing procedures that can reduce the labor of calculations while avoiding the pitfall of too much or too powerful formalism. Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity.

## General Relativity and Gravitation

**Author**: Abhay Ashtekar

**Publisher:** Cambridge University Press

**ISBN:** 1316298698

**Category : **Science

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **

**Book Description**

Explore spectacular advances in cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave science, mathematics, computational science, and the interface of gravitation and quantum physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Twelve comprehensive and in-depth reviews, written by a team of world-leading international experts, together present an up-to-date overview of key topics at the frontiers of these areas, with particular emphasis on the significant developments of the last three decades. Interconnections with other fields of research are also highlighted, making this an invaluable resource for both new and experienced researchers. Commissioned by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and including accessible introductions to cutting-edge topics, ample references to original research papers, and informative colour figures, this is a definitive reference for researchers and graduate students in cosmology, relativity, and gravitational science.

This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.

The 16th conference of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR16), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 15 to 21 July, was attended by 450 delegates from around the world. The scientific programme comprised 18 plenary lectures, 1 public lecture and 19 workshops which, excepting 3 plenary lectures, are presented in this proceedings. It was the first major international conference on general relativity and gravitation held on the African continent. Contents:Simplicial Euclidean and Lorentzian Quantum Gravity (J Ambjorn)An Overview of Gravitational-Wave Sources (C Cutler & K Thorne)Gravitating Lumps (D Gal'tsov)Strings, Gravity and Particle Physics (J Maldacena)The Lighter Side of Gravity (J Narlikar)Exact Solutions and Their Interpretation (J Bicák)Approximation Methods (C Will)Physics of the Early Universe (K-I Maeda)Mathematical Cosmology (P Dunsby)Tests of Special and General Relativity (A Beesham)Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (L Ford)and other papers Readership: Researchers and research students in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, experimental gravity and quantum gravity. Keywords:General Relativity;Gravitation;Cosmology;Astrophysics;Quantum Gravity;Gravitational Wave Detection;Experimental Relativity

This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key figures experienced and overcame during this period of global conflict. The author analyzes the subtle interconnections between scientific and political factors. He shows how politics shaped the evolution of general relativity, even though it is a field with no military applications. He also details how different scientists held quite different views about what “political” meant in their efforts to pursue international cooperation. The narrative examines the specific epistemic features of general relativity that helped create the first official, international scientific society. It answers: Why did relativity bring about this unique result? Was it simply the product of specific actions of particular actors having an illuminated view of international relations in the specific context of the Cold War? Or, was there something in the nature of the field that inspired the actors to pioneer new ways of international cooperation? The book will be of interest to historians of modern science, historians of international relations, and historians of institutions. It will also appeal to physicists and interested general readers.

' This authoritative volume provides a snapshot of the state of the art in gravitational physics and related mathematical fields, as well as a review of recent achievements and prospects for future work. With contributing authors among the world leaders in their respective fields, this proceedings volume is a worthy addition to this conference series, which constitutes one of the most important international meetings in the areas general relativity and gravitation. Contents:Towards Detection of Gravitation Waves (B C Barish)Black Holes and The Information Paradox (S Hawking)Probing General Relativity on the Scales of Cosmology (P J E Peebles)Cosmic Superstrings Revisited (J Polchinski)Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (M Rees)Complex Methods, Twistors, and Connection Variables (J Lewandowski)Early Universe (M Sasaki)Dark Energy and The Cosmological Constant (V Sahni)Gravitational Wave Sources: Source Science and Statistical Methods (A Buonanno)Detector Performance, Operation, and Commissioning (E Coccia)Laboratory and Observational Tests of Gravitational Theories (J H Gundlach)Quantum Field Theory on Curved Spacetime (K Fredenhagen)and other papers Readership: Researchers and academics in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, theoretical physics and mathematical physics. Keywords:Gravitation;General Relativity;Cosmology;Quantum Gravity;Numerical Relativity;Astrophysics;String TheoryKey Features:Includes the latest developments in all areas of gravitational physicsContributions by world-leading researchers in the fieldContinues the high standard of the general relativity conference proceedings seriesReviews: “… this volume provides a nice summary of a considerable portion of general relativity just after the turn of the century … It contains some thought-provoking articles as well as some useful, thoughtful reviews.” General Relativity and Gravitation '

In this book the author gives a comprehensive picture of the physical laws that appear to regulate the functioning of the Universe from the atomic to the cosmic world. The book offers a description of the main fields of physics — classical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics and particle physics — as they are applied to the atomic world and the cosmos to describe how the whole Universe has evolved to the present state. The description concentrates on the essentials, describing our present knowledge of those physical laws and outlining our limitations in understanding the whole picture. This is done essentially without equations, except for a few important ones. The text includes a short Annex for mathematically inclined readers who wish to see how the physical principles and laws expressed in words can be visualized in the language of mathematics, but the book can be read without referring to that Annex. Also, The Universe explains in depth those laws and outlines their limitations. The author, however, does this in an accessible language that should be understandable to non-specialists. In particular, he occasionally uses two young characters placed in various situations to explain the physics involved in those situations by means of their observations. The author uses also numerous clear pictures and graphics that make the text more easily comprehensible./a

An essential resource for learning about general relativity and much more, from four leading experts Important and useful to every student of relativity, this book is a unique collection of some 475 problems--with solutions--in the fields of special and general relativity, gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, and cosmology. The problems are expressed in broad physical terms to enhance their pertinence to readers with diverse backgrounds. In their solutions, the authors have attempted to convey a mode of approach to these kinds of problems, revealing procedures that can reduce the labor of calculations while avoiding the pitfall of too much or too powerful formalism. Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity.

Explore spectacular advances in cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave science, mathematics, computational science, and the interface of gravitation and quantum physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Twelve comprehensive and in-depth reviews, written by a team of world-leading international experts, together present an up-to-date overview of key topics at the frontiers of these areas, with particular emphasis on the significant developments of the last three decades. Interconnections with other fields of research are also highlighted, making this an invaluable resource for both new and experienced researchers. Commissioned by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and including accessible introductions to cutting-edge topics, ample references to original research papers, and informative colour figures, this is a definitive reference for researchers and graduate students in cosmology, relativity, and gravitational science.

This is an excellent introduction to the subjects of gravitation and space-time structure. It discusses the foundations of Riemann geometry; the derivation of Einstein field equations; linearised theory; far fields and gravitational waves; the invariant characterisation of exact solutions; gravitational collapse; cosmology as well as alternative gravitational theories and the problem of quantum gravity.

This volume contains the proceedings of the twelfth triannual International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, the premier conference for presentation and discussion of new ideas in relativity and cosmology. The volume will contain the invited talks as well as short reports on the parallel workshops that took place at the meeting. It will be essential reading for all research workers in relativity, cosmology and astrophysics.

The 16th conference of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR16), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from 15 to 21 July, was attended by 450 delegates from around the world. The scientific programme comprised 18 plenary lectures, 1 public lecture and 19 workshops which, excepting 3 plenary lectures, are presented in this proceedings. It was the first major international conference on general relativity and gravitation held on the African continent. Contents:Simplicial Euclidean and Lorentzian Quantum Gravity (J Ambjorn)An Overview of Gravitational-Wave Sources (C Cutler & K Thorne)Gravitating Lumps (D Gal'tsov)Strings, Gravity and Particle Physics (J Maldacena)The Lighter Side of Gravity (J Narlikar)Exact Solutions and Their Interpretation (J Bicák)Approximation Methods (C Will)Physics of the Early Universe (K-I Maeda)Mathematical Cosmology (P Dunsby)Tests of Special and General Relativity (A Beesham)Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime (L Ford)and other papers Readership: Researchers and research students in general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, experimental gravity and quantum gravity. Keywords:General Relativity;Gravitation;Cosmology;Astrophysics;Quantum Gravity;Gravitational Wave Detection;Experimental Relativity

This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key figures experienced and overcame during this period of global conflict. The author analyzes the subtle interconnections between scientific and political factors. He shows how politics shaped the evolution of general relativity, even though it is a field with no military applications. He also details how different scientists held quite different views about what “political” meant in their efforts to pursue international cooperation. The narrative examines the specific epistemic features of general relativity that helped create the first official, international scientific society. It answers: Why did relativity bring about this unique result? Was it simply the product of specific actions of particular actors having an illuminated view of international relations in the specific context of the Cold War? Or, was there something in the nature of the field that inspired the actors to pioneer new ways of international cooperation? The book will be of interest to historians of modern science, historians of international relations, and historians of institutions. It will also appeal to physicists and interested general readers.

' This authoritative volume provides a snapshot of the state of the art in gravitational physics and related mathematical fields, as well as a review of recent achievements and prospects for future work. With contributing authors among the world leaders in their respective fields, this proceedings volume is a worthy addition to this conference series, which constitutes one of the most important international meetings in the areas general relativity and gravitation. Contents:Towards Detection of Gravitation Waves (B C Barish)Black Holes and The Information Paradox (S Hawking)Probing General Relativity on the Scales of Cosmology (P J E Peebles)Cosmic Superstrings Revisited (J Polchinski)Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (M Rees)Complex Methods, Twistors, and Connection Variables (J Lewandowski)Early Universe (M Sasaki)Dark Energy and The Cosmological Constant (V Sahni)Gravitational Wave Sources: Source Science and Statistical Methods (A Buonanno)Detector Performance, Operation, and Commissioning (E Coccia)Laboratory and Observational Tests of Gravitational Theories (J H Gundlach)Quantum Field Theory on Curved Spacetime (K Fredenhagen)and other papers Readership: Researchers and academics in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, theoretical physics and mathematical physics. Keywords:Gravitation;General Relativity;Cosmology;Quantum Gravity;Numerical Relativity;Astrophysics;String TheoryKey Features:Includes the latest developments in all areas of gravitational physicsContributions by world-leading researchers in the fieldContinues the high standard of the general relativity conference proceedings seriesReviews: “… this volume provides a nice summary of a considerable portion of general relativity just after the turn of the century … It contains some thought-provoking articles as well as some useful, thoughtful reviews.” General Relativity and Gravitation '

General Relativity and Gravitation 1992 contains the best of 700 papers presented at the tri-annual INT conference, generally recognized as the key conference in the area. The plenary and invited papers are published in full, along with summaries of parallel symposia and workshops. The list of plenary speakers is as impressive as ever, with contributions from Jim Hartle, Roger Penrose, and Lee Smolin among many others.

In this book the author gives a comprehensive picture of the physical laws that appear to regulate the functioning of the Universe from the atomic to the cosmic world. The book offers a description of the main fields of physics — classical physics, relativity, quantum mechanics and particle physics — as they are applied to the atomic world and the cosmos to describe how the whole Universe has evolved to the present state. The description concentrates on the essentials, describing our present knowledge of those physical laws and outlining our limitations in understanding the whole picture. This is done essentially without equations, except for a few important ones. The text includes a short Annex for mathematically inclined readers who wish to see how the physical principles and laws expressed in words can be visualized in the language of mathematics, but the book can be read without referring to that Annex. Also, The Universe explains in depth those laws and outlines their limitations. The author, however, does this in an accessible language that should be understandable to non-specialists. In particular, he occasionally uses two young characters placed in various situations to explain the physics involved in those situations by means of their observations. The author uses also numerous clear pictures and graphics that make the text more easily comprehensible./a

An essential resource for learning about general relativity and much more, from four leading experts Important and useful to every student of relativity, this book is a unique collection of some 475 problems--with solutions--in the fields of special and general relativity, gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, and cosmology. The problems are expressed in broad physical terms to enhance their pertinence to readers with diverse backgrounds. In their solutions, the authors have attempted to convey a mode of approach to these kinds of problems, revealing procedures that can reduce the labor of calculations while avoiding the pitfall of too much or too powerful formalism. Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity.

Explore spectacular advances in cosmology, relativistic astrophysics, gravitational wave science, mathematics, computational science, and the interface of gravitation and quantum physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity. Twelve comprehensive and in-depth reviews, written by a team of world-leading international experts, together present an up-to-date overview of key topics at the frontiers of these areas, with particular emphasis on the significant developments of the last three decades. Interconnections with other fields of research are also highlighted, making this an invaluable resource for both new and experienced researchers. Commissioned by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and including accessible introductions to cutting-edge topics, ample references to original research papers, and informative colour figures, this is a definitive reference for researchers and graduate students in cosmology, relativity, and gravitational science.