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Title 2001, a Spacetime Odyssey : Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics : Michigan, USA, 21-25 May 2001 / Foreword by Sheldon L. Glashow ; Editors, Michael J. Duff, James T. Liu.
Imprint River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Note Conference held at the University of Michigan.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Physics -- Congresses.
Astronomy -- Congresses.
Space and time -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Director's welcoming address / M.J. Duff -- Astrophysical neutrinos: 20th century and beyond / J.N. Bahcall -- The case for discrete energy levels of a black hole / J.D. Bekenstein -- A century of gravity: 1901-2000 (plus some 2001) / S. Deser -- Spontaneous CP violation: alternative to the standard model / P.H. Frampton -- The measure of cosmological parameters / W.L. Freedman -- Progress in weakly coupled string phenomenology / M.K. Gaillard -- Spacetime quantum mechanics / J.B. Hartle -- My life as a boson: the story of "the Higgs" / P. Higgs -- Inflation and string cosmology / A. Linde -- Spacetime and vacuum as seen from Moscow / L.B. Okun -- Gauge fields and space-time / A.M. Polyakov -- The symmetry, or lack of it, between matter and antimatter / H.R. Quinn -- Anomaly cancellation: a retrospective from a modern perspective / J.H. Schwarz -- The dark side of the universe / J. Silk -- Making sense of the new cosmology / M.S. Turner -- Geometry and spacetime / S.-T. Yau -- Nonabelian gauge theories on noncommutative spaces / D. Brace, B.L. Cerchiai and B. Zumino.
Summary Two theories revolutionized the 20th century view of space and time: Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Their union has given rise to elementary particle theories with extra spacetime dimensions, the inflationary model of big bang cosmology, the hypothesis of dark matter in the universe, the discovery of radiation from quantum black holes, and the fuzzy spacetime geometry of superstrings and M-theory. In this important book, experts present the latest developments in cosmology, theoretical physics and mathematics, as well as share their thoughts on the future of spacetime physics.
Other Author Duff, M. J.
Liu, James T.
Other Title Print version: Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics. Inaugural Conference (2001 : University of Michigan). 2001, a spacetime odyssey. River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©2002 9810248067 9789810248062
Other Title Spacetime odyssey.
Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics.