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Title 
The twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories 
Creator 
The Marcel Grossmann meeting (12th : 2009 : Paris, France) 
Contributors 
Damour, Thibault. Jantzen, Robert T. World Scientific (Firm) 
DescriptionAbstract 
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 testexperiments 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, Xray 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, braneworld 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, EinsteinMaxwell 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, selfgravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays, gamma ray bursts and quasars. 
DescriptionTable Of Contents 
Spacetime 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 scaledependent 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 spinprecession in binary pulsars / Kramer, Michael  Supernovae and gammaray bursts: 10 years of observations Della Valle, Massimo  Gammaray bursts as relativistic objects / Piran, Tsvi  Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gammaray 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 xray 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 spacetime: 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 / AmelinoCamelia, Giovanni  Transformation law of the gravimagnetic field in harmonic coordinates / Abdildin, Meirkhan M. ... [et al.]  Choreography and gravitational waves for 2body and 3body gravitating systems / Asada, Hideki  Nonaxisymmetric configurations in the postNewtonian approximation to general relativity / Gurlebeck, Norman; Petroff, David  PostMinkowskian closedform Hamiltonian for gravitating Nbody 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 spinorbit correction to the Newtonian potential in effective field theory formalism / Perrodin, Delphine L.  ADM canonical formulation with spin and application to postNewtonian 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.]  Constantexpansion surfaces for finitedistance angular momentum estimates in numerical relativity / Bentivegna, Eloisa; Schnetter, Erik  Constraintpreserving boundary conditions: the gowdy waves testbed / Bona, Carles; BonaCasas, Carles. 
Publisher 
World Scientific Pub. Co. 
Subject 
General relativity (Physics)  Congresses. Gravitation  Congresses. Quantum gravity  Congresses. Cosmology  Congresses. 
Identifier (Full text) 
http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8316#t=toc 
ISBN 
9789814374552 (electronic bk.) ; 9814374512 (Set) ; 9789814374514 (Set) ; 9814374520 (v. 1) ; 9789814374521 (v. 1) 
Language 
eng 
Type 
Text 
FormatExtent 
lx, 754 p. : ill. (some col.) 
Date 
c2012. 
OCLC number 
874498125 
CONTENTdm number 
1634 