Quantum Gravity

Mathematical Models and Experimental Bounds

  • Bertfried Fauser
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf
  • Eberhard Zeidler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Claus Kiefer
    Pages 1-13
  3. Claus Lämmerzahl
    Pages 15-39
  4. Alfredo Macías, Hernando Quevedo
    Pages 41-60
  5. Louis H. Kauffman
    Pages 61-75
  6. Christian Fleischhack
    Pages 203-219
  7. T. Dereli, R. W. Tucker
    Pages 283-292
  8. Harald Grosse, Raimar Wulkenhaar
    Pages 315-326
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-336

About this book

Introduction

The construction of a quantum theory of gravity is the most fundamental challenge confronting contemporary theoretical physics. The different physical ideas which evolved while developing a theory of quantum gravity require highly advanced mathematical methods.

This book presents different mathematical approaches to formulate a theory of quantum gravity. It represents a carefully selected cross-section of lively discussions about the issue of quantum gravity which took place at the second workshop "Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Quantum Gravity" in Blaubeuren, Germany. This collection covers in a unique way aspects of various competing approaches. A unique feature of the book is the presentation of different approaches to quantum gravity making comparison feasible. This feature is supported by an extensive index.

The book is mainly addressed to mathematicians and physicists who are interested in questions related to mathematical physics. It allows the reader to obtain a broad and up-to-date overview on a fascinating active research area.

 

Keywords

EFE Gravitational Waves Gravity Noncommutative Geometry Quantum Field Theory Quantum Gravity Theoretical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertfried Fauser
    • 1
  • Jürgen Tolksdorf
    • 1
  • Eberhard Zeidler
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den NaturwissenschaftenLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-7978-0
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2007
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7977-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7978-0
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