Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions

In Honor of Emilio Elizalde

ISBN: 978-3-642-19759-8 (Print) 978-3-642-19760-4 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Emili Elizalde. Perspectives on his Life and Work

  3. QFT and the Casimir Effect

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-34

      Colliding Hadrons as Cosmic Membranes and Possible Signatures of Lost Momentum

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      Pages 35-44

      Vacuum Energy and the Topology of the Universe

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      Pages 45-56

      The Low Temperature Corrections to the Casimir Force Between a Sphere and a Plane

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      Pages 57-66

      Casimir Effect for the Piecewise Uniform String

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      Pages 67-76

      N = 2 and N = 4 Supersymmetric Low-Energy Effective Actions in Three Dimensions

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      Pages 77-89

      Colour Confinement, the Goto-Imamura-Schwinger Term and Renormalization Group

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      Pages 91-97

      Non-central extensions of (Super) Poincaré algebra and (Susy) Electromagnetic Backgrounds

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      Pages 99-113

      Multiple Scattering: Dispersion, Temperature Dependence, and Annular Pistons

  4. Gravity and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-125

      Brane Cosmology with an f (R) contribution

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      Pages 127-137

      f (R)-Gravity Matched With Large Scale Structure and Cosmological Observations

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      Pages 139-148

      An analysis of the phase space of Hořava-Lifshitz cosmologies

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      Pages 149-155

      Gravitational Waves Astronomy: a cornerstone for gravitational theories

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      Pages 157-164

      Hamilton–Jacobi Method and Gravitation

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      Pages 165-172

      A characteristic signature of fourth order gravity

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      Pages 173-181

      Horizons and Singularity in Clifton’s Spherical Solution of f (R) vacuum

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      Pages 183-192

      Gravitational Zero Point Energy and the Induced Cosmological Constant

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      Pages 193-204

      Lensing effects in ringholes and the multiverse black holes

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      Pages 205-214

      Hamiltonian ADM Gravity in Non-Harmonic Gauges with Well Defined Non-Euclidean 3-Spaces: How Much Darkness can be Explained as a Relativistic Inertial Effect?

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      Pages 215-225

      Dark energy and cosmic magnetic fields: electromagnetic relics from inflation

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