Frontiers of Fundamental Physics: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium "Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics", Udine, Italy, 26-29 September 2004

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The Sixth International Symposium "Frontiers of Fundamental and Computational Physics", Udine, Italy, 26-29 September 2004, aimed at providing a platform for a wide range of physicists to meet and share thoughts on the latest trends in various, mainly cross-disciplinary research areas. This includes the exploration of frontier lines in High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Fluid Mechanics. Such frontier lines were unified using computers as primary research instruments, or for dealing with issues related to information theory. The book contains contributions by Nobel Laureates Leon N. Cooper (1972) and Gerard 't Hooft (1999), and concludes with two interesting chapters on new approaches to Physics Teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402043390
  • Publisher: Springer London, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Pages: 387

Meet the Author

B.G. Sidharth got his B.Sc. (Mathematics Honors), M.Sc. and PhD from Calcutta University. After working for several years in Quantum Scattering, Dr. Sidharth’s work entered on the fundamental problems facing Physics today. His 1997 papers, contrary to the ruling paradigm, predicted a dark energy driven accelerating Universe with a small cosmological constant. Remarkably, this was confirmed in 1998. His work deals with fuzzy spacetime and the unification of interactions and similar problems within this context. Besides a large number of research publications in international journals, Dr. Sidharth also authored and edited a number of books. In addition he has lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and other places.

B.G. Sidharth is the founder-director of the B.M. Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad, India, and its constituent, the International Institute for Applicable Mathematics and Information Sciences, Hyderabad, and Udine, Italy. He was associated with the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, for many years having been a Senior Associate. Dr. Sidharth is on the Editorial / Advisory boards of international journals, institutes and award committees. Last but not least he played host to many Nobel Laureates and other physicists of World importance.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Field Theory, Relativity and Cosmology. Cosmological Theories of Special and General Relativity; M. Carmeli. Cosmological Theories of Special and General Relativity; M. Carmeli. Carmeli’s Cosmology: the Universe is Spatially Flat Without Dark Matter; J.G. Hartnett. Black Holes and the Information Paradox; G. t’ Hooft. A Quantum Approach to Cosmology; A. Alfonso-Faus. My Focus on the Quantum Source of Gravity; S.G. Goradia. Vacuum Decay by p-branes Production; L. Sindoni & S. Ansoldi. Super-strong Interacting Gravitons as a Main Engine of the Universe Without Expansion or Dark Energy; M.A. Ivanov. Generalized Cosmological Constraints on Neutrino Oscillations – Relaxed or Strengthened; D.P. Kirilova. Attractions of Affine Quantum Gravity; J.R. Klauder. Gravitational Tunnelling of Relativistic Shells; S. Ansoldi & L. Sindoni. Three-dimensional Relativistic Simulations of Rotating Neutron-star Collapse to a Kerr Black Hole; L. Baiotti, I. Hawke, P.J. Montero, F. Löffler, L. Rezzolla, Ni. Stergioulas, J.A. Font & E. Seidel. Gravitational Wave Sources; V. Ferrari. Model Analysis of Gravitational Shell Collapses; M. Seriu. The Deuteron and the Big Bang; M. Mizushima. Astrophysical Applications of the Theory of Scale Relativity; L. Nottale. Making Maps of the Rees-Sciama Effect; M.J. Fullana & D. Sáez. Stationary Points of Scalar Fields Coupled to Gravity; H. Kröger, G. Melkonyan, F. Paradis & S.G. Rubin. The Density Matrix Deformation in Quantum and Statistical Mechanics of the Early Universe; A.E. Shalyt-Margolin & V.I. Strazhev. Part II: Foundations of Physics. Dark Energy, Chaotic Fields, and Fundamental Constants; C. Beck. How Fundamental is Gravitation; B.G. Sidharth. Scale-dependent Shastic Quantization; M. Altaisky. Principia Geometrica Physicae; J. Keller. Do Real Numbers Obscure Real Physics; G.N. Ord. Cantorian Space in Nature and Dynamical Systems; G. Iovane, P. Giordano & S. Salerno. MathematicalStructure of Individual Quantum States; S.N. Mayburov. Space and Time Physics with the Lorentz Ether: the Clock Paradox; F. Selleri. Part III: Nuclear and High-Energy Particle Physics and Astrophysics. Clusters of Matter and Antimatter - a Mechanism for Cold Compression; W. Greiner. Understanding the Nucleon Spin; F. Bradamante. The Mass and Spin of the Mesons, Baryons, and Leptons; E.L. Koschmieder. Equality and Identity and (In)distinguishability in Classical and Quantum Mechanics from the Point of View of Newton’s Notion of State; P. Enders. Numerical Modelling of Quantum Statistics in High-energy Physics; O.V. Utyuzh, G. Wilk & Z. Wlodarczyk. Frontiers of High Energy Cosmic Rays; M. Pimenta. Outlooks on Gamma Ray Astrophysics; R. Giannitrapani. Will Antihydrogen Light Shine? A. Variola. Physics Potential of the ATLAS Experiment; M. Cobal, for the ATLAS Collaboration. A Global Optimization Algorithm for Finite Density Quark Matter; R. Buffa. Multiphoton Approach on Pair Production under the Light of Recent Experimental and Theoretical Investigations; C. Kaberidis, I. Tsohantjis & S. Moustaizis. Nielsen Identity, Wilson Line and Constrained Effective Action: the High Temperature Standard Model; R. Buffa. The MAGIC Experiment and its First Results; D. Bastieri, R. Bavikadi, C. Bigongiari, E. Bisesi, P. Boinee, A. De Angelis, B. De Lotto, A. Forti, T. Lenisa, F. Longo, O. Mansutti, M. Mariotti, A. Moralejo, D. Pascoli, L. Peruzzo, A. Saggion, P. Sartori, V. Scalzotto and The MAGIC collaboration. Neural Networks for Gamma-hadron Separation in MAGIC; P. Boinee, F. Barbarino, A. De Angelis, A. Saggion & M. Zacchello. Gamma-Ray Astrophysics with AGILE; F. Longo, A. Argan, G. Barbiellini, M. Basset, F. Boffelli, A. Bulgarelli, P. Caraveo, P.W. Cattaneo, E. Celesti, A. Chen, V. Cocco, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, G. Di Cocco, G. Di Persio, I. Donnarumma, M. Feroci, M. Fiorini, T. Froysland, M. Frutti, M. Galli, F. Gianotti, A. Giuliani, C. Labanti, I. Lapshov,

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