General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics

Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague

  • Jiří Bičák
  • Tomáš Ledvinka

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gravity and Prague

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julian Barbour
      Pages 3-32
    3. Jiří Bičák
      Pages 33-63
  3. Classical General Relativity

  4. Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Lars Andersson
      Pages 277-303

About this book


The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young researchers.
The occasion to gather together so many leading experts in the field was to celebrate the centenary of Einstein's stay in Prague in 1911-1912. It was in fact during his stay in Prague that Einstein started in earnest to develop his ideas about general relativity that fully developed in his paper in 1915.
Approaching soon the centenary of his famous paper, this volume offers a precious overview of the path done by the scientific community in this intriguing and vibrant field in the last century, defining the challenges of the next 100 years.
The content is divided into four broad parts: (i) Gravity and Prague, (ii) Classical General Relativity, (iii) Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, and (iv) Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics.


Anti-de Sitter Spacetime Black Branes Black Holes Cosmological Models Ergosphere Loop Quantum Gravity Mach's Principle Planck Regime Quantum Gravity Reviewed Relativistic Jets Relativistic Two Body Problem

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiří Bičák
    • 1
  • Tomáš Ledvinka
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPraha 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPraha 8Czech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06348-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06349-2
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