The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology - Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday
Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

CUP Abstract

  1. Based on lectures given in honor of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday, this book comprises contributions from the world's leading theoretical physicists.
  2. Popular lectures progress to a critical evaluation of more advanced subjects in modern cosmology and theoretical physics.
  3. Topics covered include
    • the origin of the universe,
    • warped spacetime,
    • cosmological singularities,
    • quantum gravity,
    • black holes,
    • string theory,
    • quantum cosmology and
    • inflation.
  4. The volume provides a fascinating overview of the variety of subjects to which Stephen Hawking has contributed.



"Ashtekar (Abhay) - Quantum geometry and its ramifications"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Binetruy (Pierre) - Brane (new) worlds"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Bousso (Raphael) - Adventures in de Sitter space"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Carr (Bernard) - Primordial black holes"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Carter (Brandon) - Energy dominance and the Hawking–Ellis vacuum conservation theorem"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"de Witt (Bryce) - Probability in the deterministic theory known as quantum mechanics"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"D'Eath (Peter) - What local supersymmetry can do for quantum cosmology"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Dowker (Fay) - Topology change in quantum gravity"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Ellis (George) - Cosmological perturbations and singularities"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Gibbons (Gary) - Euclidean quantum gravity: the view from 2002"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Gibbons (Gary) & Shellard (Paul) - Introduction: The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Giddings (Steven) - Black holes at accelerators"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Green (Michael) - A brief description of string theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Gross (David) - String theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Guth (Alan) - Inflation and cosmological perturbations"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Halliwell (J.) - The interpretation of quantum cosmology and the problem of time"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Hartle (James B.) - The state of the universe"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Hartle (James B.) - Theories of everything and Hawking’s wave function of the Universe"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Hawking (Stephen) - 60 years in a nutshell"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Horowitz (Gary) - Playing with black strings"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Isham (Chris) - Some reflections on the status of conventional quantum theory when applied to quantum gravity"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Israel (Werner) - Black hole uniqueness and the inner horizon stability problem"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Kallosh (Renata) - Supergravity, M theory and cosmology"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Linde (Andrei) - Inflationary theory versus the ekpyrotic/cyclic scenario"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Moss (Ian) - Zeta functions, anomalies and stable branes"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Page (Don) - Quantum cosmology"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Penrose (Roger) - On the instability of extra space dimensions"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Penrose (Roger) - The problem of space-time singularities: implications for quantum gravity?"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Perry (Malcolm) - Black holes and string theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Polchinski (Joe) - M theory and black hole quantum mechanics"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Pope (Chris) - 57 varieties in a NUTshell"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Rees (Martin) - Black holes in the real universe and their prospects as probes of relativistic gravity"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Rees (Martin) - Our complex cosmos and its future"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Ross (Simon) - Black hole pair creation"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Shellard (Paul) - The future of cosmology: observational and computational prospects"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Strominger (Andrew) - de Sitter space in non-critical string theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Susskind (Leonard) - Twenty years of debate with Stephen"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Thorne (Kip) - Warping spacetime"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Townsend (Paul) - The story of M"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Turok (Neil) - The ekpyrotic universe and its cyclic extension"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Vilenkin (A.) - Quantum cosmology and eternal inflation"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Visser (Matt) - The quantum physics of chronology protection"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Warner (Nick) - Gauged supergravity and holographic field theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



"Witten (Edward) - The past and future of string theory"

Source: Gibbons (G.W.), Shellard (E.P.S.) & Rankin (S.J.) - The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology, 2003



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