Volume 648 2004

Astrophysics, Clocks and Fundamental Constants

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ISBN: 978-3-540-21967-5 (Print) 978-3-540-40991-5 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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    Pages 1-18

    An Introduction to Varying Fundamental Constants

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    Pages 21-32

    Time and the Universe

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    Pages 33-54

    Millisecond Pulsarsas Tools of Fundamental Physics

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    Pages 57-74

    Fundamental Units: Physics and Metrology

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    Pages 75-93

    Constants, Units and Standards

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    Pages 97-105

    Time Varying Fundamental Constants,Extra Dimensionsand the Renormalization Group

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    Pages 107-113

    Fundamental Constantsand Their Possible Time Dependence

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    Pages 115-127

    Quantum Gravity and Fundamental Constants

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    Pages 131-150

    Constraining Variationsin the Fine-Structure Constant, Quark Massesand the Strong Interaction

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    Pages 151-166

    Astrophysical Constraintson Hypothetical Variabilityof Fundamental Constants

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    Pages 167-185

    Oklo Constraint on the Time-Variabilityof the Fine-Structure Constant

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    Pages 189-207

    Cold Atom Clocks, Precision Oscillators and Fundamental Tests

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    Pages 209-227

    Precision Spectroscopy of Atomic Hydrogen and Variations of Fundamental Constants

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    Pages 229-244

    An Optical Frequency Standardwith Cold and Ultra-cold Calcium Atoms

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    Pages 247-261

    Trapped Ion Optical Frequency Standards for Laboratory Tests of Alpha-Variability

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    Pages 263-272

    An Optical Frequency Standard Basedon the Indium Ion

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    Pages 275-295

    Applications of Femtosecond Laser Combto Nonlinear Molecular Spectroscopy

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    Pages 297-307

    Ultracold Trapped Molecules: Novel Systemsfor Tests of the Time-Independenceof the Electron-to-Proton Mass Ratio

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    Pages 311-330

    35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where Do We Go from Here?

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    Pages 331-341

    Search for New Physics with Atomic Clocks