Quantum Cosmology - The Supersymmetric Perspective - Vol. 1

Fundamentals

  • Paulo Vargas Moniz

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 803)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 3-10
  3. A Review of Essentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 13-53
    3. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 55-94
    4. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 95-126
  4. Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 185-247
  5. Points of Departure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 248-248
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 251-258
    3. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 259-261
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-351

About this book

Introduction

The two volumes that comprise Quantum Cosmology tackle the quantum description of the early universe from the perspective of supersymmetric models of elementary particle physics.

The first volume is an accessible primer that covers the basics of the field, critically discussing ideas and concepts that comprise our current knowledge of supersymmetry and supergravity. After reviewing the fundamentals, it provides a thorough analysis of a first set of quantum cosmological models. The second volume is dedicated to more advanced topics. In it, the scope for analyzing quantum cosmological models within a supersymmetric framework is broadened.

As much as possible, these two volumes treat what we know, what we think we know and what we think we do not know on an equal footing. Complete with problems and solutions for each chapter, the books are ideal for young, inquisitive minds eager to embark on in-depth research in this field. They provide readers with the tools they need to go on their own, pushing them to ask the right questions rather than seek definitive answers.

Keywords

Boson Particle Physics canonical quantization early universe quantum cosmology supergravity supersymmetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Paulo Vargas Moniz
    • 1
  1. 1.Depto. FisicaUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11575-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11574-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11575-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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