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Quantum Field Theory and Gravity: Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework
     

Quantum Field Theory and Gravity: Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework

by Felix Finster, Olaf Muller, Marc Nardmann, Jurgen Tolksdorf, Eberhard Zeidler
 

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One of the most challenging problems of contemporary theoretical physics is the mathematically rigorous construction of a theory which describes gravitation and the other fundamental physical interactions within a common framework. The physical ideas which grew from attempts to develop such a theory require highly advanced mathematical methods and radically new

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One of the most challenging problems of contemporary theoretical physics is the mathematically rigorous construction of a theory which describes gravitation and the other fundamental physical interactions within a common framework. The physical ideas which grew from attempts to develop such a theory require highly advanced mathematical methods and radically new physical concepts.

This book presents different approaches to a rigorous unified description of quantum fields and gravity. It contains a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions which took place in autumn 2010 at the fifth conference "Quantum field theory and gravity - Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework" in Regensburg, Germany. In the tradition of the other proceedings covering this series of conferences, a special feature of this book is the exposition of a wide variety of approaches, with the intention to facilitate a comparison.

The book is mainly addressed to mathematicians and physicists who are interested in fundamental questions of mathematical physics. It allows the reader to obtain a broad and up-to-date overview of a fascinating active research area.

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“The articles present recent research on conceptual and mathematical issues aiming at a unified framework for quantum field theory and general relativity. … In my experience, this is the best single text to use to learn field theory that one can buy today. … for a solid grounding in the fundamentals of field theory there is no better place to start then this.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, March, 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783034807920
Publisher:
Springer Basel
Publication date:
04/13/2014
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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