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The Renaissance of General Relativity and Cosmology
A Survey to Celebrate the 65th Birthday of Dennis Sciama

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  • Editors:
  • George Ellis, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste
  • Antonio Lanza, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste
  • John Miller, Università degli Studi di Trieste
G. F. R. Ellis, M. A. Abramovicz, A. M. Anile, V. Romano, J. Miller, C. J. S. Clarke, F. de Felice, J. J. Binney, W. C. Saslow, B. J. T. Jones, M. J. Rees, D. W. Sciama, J. D. Barrow, M. A. H. MacCallum, P. K. Tod, B. Carter, B. J. Carr, S. W. Hawking, G. W. Gibbons, D. J. Raine, R. Penrose, N. Dallaporta
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021081

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  • The past forty years have been a time of spectacular development in the study of general relativity and cosmology. A special role in this has been played by the influential research groups led by Dennis Sciama in Cambridge, Oxford, and Trieste. In April 1992 many of his ex-students and collaborators came to Trieste (where he is currently Professor) for a review meeting to celebrate his 65th birthday. This book consists of written versions of the talks presented which, taken together, comprise an authoritative overview of developments which have taken place during his career to date. The topics covered include fundamental questions in general relativity and cosmology, black holes, active galactic nuclei, galactic structure, dark matter, and large scale structure.

    • Comprises reviews of important topics in astrophysics and relativity
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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021081
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.553kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Exact and inexact solutions of the Einstein field equations G. F. R. Ellis
    2. Inertial forces in general relativity M. A. Abramovicz
    3. Relativistic radiation hydrodynamics A. M. Anile and V. Romano
    4. Relativistic gravitational collapse J. Miller
    5. The cosmic censorship hypothesis C. J. S. Clarke
    6. The Kerr metric: a gateway to the roots of gravity? F. de Felice
    7. Galactic astronomy since 1950 J. J. Binney
    8. Galaxy distribution functions W. C. Saslow
    9. Nonlinear galaxy clustering B. J. T. Jones
    10. Quasars: progress and prospects M. J. Rees
    11. Decaying neutrinos in astronomy and cosmology D. W. Sciama
    12. Cosmological principles J. D. Barrow
    13. Anisotropic and inhomogeneous cosmologies M. A. H. MacCallum
    14. Mach's principle and isotropic singularities P. K. Tod
    15. Implications of superconductivity in cosmic string theory B. Carter
    16. The formation and evaporation of primordial black holes B. J. Carr
    17. Evaporation of two dimensional black holes S. W. Hawking
    18. Topology and topology change in general relativity G. W. Gibbons
    19. Decoherence of the cluttered quantum vacuum D. J. Raine
    20. Quantum nonlocality and complex reality R. Penrose
    21. The different levels of connections between science and objective reality N. Dallaporta.

  • Editors

    George Ellis, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste

    Antonio Lanza, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste

    John Miller, Università degli Studi di Trieste

    Contributors

    G. F. R. Ellis, M. A. Abramovicz, A. M. Anile, V. Romano, J. Miller, C. J. S. Clarke, F. de Felice, J. J. Binney, W. C. Saslow, B. J. T. Jones, M. J. Rees, D. W. Sciama, J. D. Barrow, M. A. H. MacCallum, P. K. Tod, B. Carter, B. J. Carr, S. W. Hawking, G. W. Gibbons, D. J. Raine, R. Penrose, N. Dallaporta

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