Description-Abstract |
Marcel Grossmann Meetings are formed to further the development of General Relativity by promoting theoretical understanding in the fields of physics, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics and to direct future technological, observational, and experimental efforts. In these meetings are discussed recent developments in classical and quantum gravity, general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, with major emphasis on mathematical foundations and physical predictions, with the main objective of gathering scientists from diverse backgrounds for deepening the understanding of spacetime structure and reviewing the status of test-experiments for Einstein's theory of gravitation. The range of topics is broad, going from the more abstract classical theory, quantum gravity and strings, to the more concrete relativistic astrophysics observations and modeling. The three volumes of the proceedings of MG12 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting includes 29 plenary talks stretched over 6 mornings, and 74 parallel sessions over 5 afternoons. Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theories, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, to relativistic astrophysics including such topics as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy, in active galactic nuclei and in other galaxies, neutron stars, pulsar astrophysics, gravitational lensing effects, neutrino physics and ultra high energy cosmic rays. The rest of the volumes include parallel sessions on dark matter, neutrinos, X-ray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, cosmic background radiation and observational cosmology, numerical relativity and algebraic computing, gravitational lensing, variable ""constants"" of nature, large scale structure, topology of the universe, brane-world cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, gamma ray burst modeling, supernovas and global structure. It also includes singularities, cosmic censorship, chaos, Einstein-Maxwell systems, inertial forces, gravitomagnetism, wormholes and time machines, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, history of relativity, quantum gravity and loop quantum gravity, Casimir effect, quantum cosmology, strings and branes, self-gravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays, gamma ray bursts and quasars. |

Description-Table Of Contents |
Space-time from the spectral point of view / Chamseddine, Ali, H.; Connes, Alain -- The formation of black holes in general relativity / Christodoulou, Demetrios -- Matching conditions in relativistic astrophysics / Quevedo, Hernando -- Black holes as a source of information / Maldacena, Juan -- Black hole microstate counting and its macroscopic counterpart / Mandal, Ipsita; Sen, Ashoke -- Transplanckian string collisions: an update / Veneziano, Gabriele -- Ultraviolet divergences and scale-dependent gravitational couplings / Hamber, Herbert W -- The black hole stability problem for linear scalar perturbations / Dafermos, Mihalis; Rodnianski, Igor -- The global network of laser interferometer gravitational wave detectors / Reitze, David H. -- Analytical relativity of black holes / Damour, Thibault -- Detection of gravitational waves using pulsar timing / Manchester, Richard N. -- Relativistic spin-precession in binary pulsars / Kramer, Michael -- Supernovae and gamma-ray bursts: 10 years of observations Della Valle, Massimo -- Gamma-ray bursts as relativistic objects / Piran, Tsvi -- Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts / Ruffini, Remo -- The fascinating TeV sky / Aharonian, Felix -- Galaxy clusters and their central supermassive black holes: case of M87 / Churazov, Eugene... [et al.] -- Intergalactic shock fronts / Markevitch, Maxim -- Studies of dark energy with x-ray observations of galaxy clusters / Vikhlinin, Alexey -- Bringing our galaxy's central supermassive black hole and its environs into focus with laser guide star adaptive optics / Ghez, Andrea M.... [et al.] -- Dark energy from cosmic structure / Wiltshire, David L. -- Two hundred years of galactic studies in Tartu Observatory / Einasto, Jaan -- Shocks, cold fronts and supermassive black holes outbursts in clusters of galaxies / Jones, Christine -- Active galactic nuclei and gamma rays / Giebels, Berrie; Aharonian, Felix; Sol, Helene -- Black holes in higher dimensions (black strings and black rings) / Kunz, Jutta -- On the black hole species (by means of natural selection) / Rodriguez, Maria J. -- MHD processes near black holes and magnetorotational supernovae (review) / Moiseenko, Sergey -- Cosmological backreaction / Schwarz, Dominik J. -- Averaging space-time: where do we go from here? / Van Den Hoogen, Robert J. -- Quantum cosmology for the XXIst century: a debate / Bojowald, Martin; Kiefer, Claus; Vargas Moniz, Paulo -- Testing Lorentz invariance / Herrmann, Sven; Lammerzahl, Claus -- Second generation gravitational wave detectors / Harry, Gregory M. -- Thirty years of studies of integrable reductions of Einstein's field equations / Alekseev, George A. ; 8 Primordial gravitational waves and cosmic microwave background radiation / Baskaran, Deepak; Grishchuk, Leonid P.; Zhao, Wen -- The soft and the hard way to look for the old quantum theory of gravity / Amelino-Camelia, Giovanni -- Transformation law of the gravimagnetic field in harmonic coordinates / Abdildin, Meirkhan M.... [et al.] -- Choreography and gravitational waves for 2-body and 3-body gravitating systems / Asada, Hideki -- Non-axisymmetric configurations in the post-Newtonian approximation to general relativity / Gurlebeck, Norman; Petroff, David -- Post-Minkowskian closed-form Hamiltonian for gravitating N-body systems / Ledvinka, Tomas; Schafer, Gerhard; Bicak, Jiri -- Extension of the IAU metric to be considered for inner solar system laser experiments / Minazzoli, Olivier; Chauvineau, Bertrand -- Subleading spin-orbit correction to the Newtonian potential in effective field theory formalism / Perrodin, Delphine L. -- ADM canonical formulation with spin and application to post-Newtonian approximations / Steinhoff, Jan; Hergt, Steven; Schafer, Gerhard -- On the nonlinear asymptotics of travelling gravitational waves in the Harmonic gauge / Szpak, Nikodem -- Circular inspiral templates / Tessmer, Manuel -- Compact binaries on hyperbolic orbits / Vasuth, Matyas; Majar, Janos; Forgacs, Peter -- Inferring the neutron star equation of state from binary inspiral waveforms / Markakis, Charalampos... [et al.] -- Constant-expansion surfaces for finite-distance angular momentum estimates in numerical relativity / Bentivegna, Eloisa; Schnetter, Erik -- Constraint-preserving boundary conditions: the gowdy waves test-bed / Bona, Carles; Bona-Casas, Carles. |