About this book
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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Quantum Field Theory and Gravity
- Book Subtitle Conceptual and Mathematical Advances in the Search for a Unified Framework
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-0043-3
- Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2012
- Publisher Name Springer, Basel
- eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-0348-0042-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-0792-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-0043-3
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 382
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Global Analysis and Analysis on Manifolds
Field Theory and Polynomials
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From the reviews:“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)