Neutrino Mass, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves, Monopole Condensation, and Light Cone Quantization

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
  • Stephan L. Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Behram N. Kursunoglu
      Pages 3-11
  3. Progress on New and Old Ideas — A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. V. Barger, M. S. Berger, R. J. N. Phillips, T. Wöhrmann
      Pages 19-29
    3. Gerald B. Cleaver
      Pages 31-41
  4. Gravitational Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Barry C. Barish
      Pages 73-77
    3. Lee Samuel Finn
      Pages 79-94
    4. Peter Fritschel
      Pages 95-99
  5. Neutrino Masses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. W. C. Louis
      Pages 103-109
    3. Lincoln Wolfenstein
      Pages 111-113
    4. Harrison B. Prosper
      Pages 115-120
    5. Raj Gandhi, Chris Quigg, M. H. Reno, Ina Sarcevic
      Pages 121-130
  6. Dirac’s Legacy: Light-Cone Quantization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Stephen S. Pinsky
      Pages 133-151
    3. Stanley J. Brodsky
      Pages 153-181
    4. Hans-Christian Pauli
      Pages 183-204
    5. David G. Robertson
      Pages 223-240
    6. Brett van de Sande, Simon Dalley
      Pages 241-250
  7. The Matter of Dark Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Sharon Hagopian
      Pages 265-271
    3. Antonio Riotto
      Pages 283-286
    4. Edward W. Kolb
      Pages 287-298
  8. Progress on New and Old Ideas - B

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. John Ellis, Einan Gardi, Marek Karliner, Mark A. Samuel
      Pages 309-318
    3. S. L. Mintz, M. A. Barnett, G. M. Gerstner, M. Pourkaviani
      Pages 331-345
  9. Exactly Soluble Quantum Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. G. Delfino, G. Mussardo
      Pages 349-358
  10. Epilogue

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 395-396

About this book


The International Conference, Orbis Scientiae 1996, focused on the topics: The Neutrino Mass, Light Cone Quantization, Monopole Condensation, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves which we have adopted as the title of these proceedings. Was there any exciting news at the conference? Maybe, it depends on who answers the question. There was an almost unanimous agreement on the overall success of the conference as was evidenced by the fact that in the after-dinner remarks by one of us (BNK) the suggestion of organizing the conference on a biannual basis was presented but not accepted: the participants wanted the continuation of the tradition to convene annually. We shall, of course, comply. The expected observation of gravitational waves will constitute the most exciting vindication of Einstein's general relativity. This subject is attracting the attention of the experimentalists and theorists alike. We hope that by the first decade of the third millennium or earlier, gravitational waves will be detected, opening the way for a search for gravitons somewhere in the universe, presumably through the observations in the CMBR. The theoretical basis of the graviton search will take us to quantum gravity and eventually to the modification of general relativity to include the Planck scale behavior of gravity -at energies 19 of the order of 10 Ge V.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Relativity Universe general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
    • 1
  • Stephan L. Mintz
    • 2
  • Arnold Perlmutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Foundations, Inc.Coral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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