The Universe

Visions and Perspectives

  • Naresh Dadhich
  • Ajit Kembhavi

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 244)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Halton Arp
    Pages 1-6
  3. A. Ashtekar
    Pages 13-34
  4. D. Atkinson
    Pages 35-50
  5. Paul M. Branoff, Dieter R. Brill
    Pages 51-68
  6. G. Burbidge, F. Hoyle
    Pages 69-76
  7. Prashanta Kumar Das
    Pages 97-103
  8. Patrick Das Gupta
    Pages 105-109
  9. George F. R. Ellis
    Pages 123-140
  10. Fred Hoyle
    Pages 141-144
  11. Pankaj S. Joshi
    Pages 161-168
  12. Kandaswamy Subramanian
    Pages 169-179
  13. Ajit Kembhavi, Ranjeev Misra
    Pages 181-190
  14. Ezra T. Newman, Simonetta Frittelli
    Pages 227-237
  15. B. C. Paul, S. Mukherjee
    Pages 253-259
  16. Jean-Claude Pecker
    Pages 261-276
  17. A. K. Raychaudhuri
    Pages 285-288
  18. Tarun Souradeep
    Pages 289-300
  19. P. C. Vaidya, L. K. Patel
    Pages 301-308
  20. C. V. Vishveshwara
    Pages 309-318
  21. N. C. Wickramasinghe
    Pages 327-343
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 345-346

About this book


It is with great joy that we present a collection of essays written in honour of Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, who completed 60 years of age on July 19, 1998, by his friends and colleagues, including several of his for­ mer students. Jayant has had a long research career in astrophysics and cosmology, which he began at Cambridge in 1960, as a student of Sir Fred Hoyle. He started his work with a big bang, expounding on the steady state theory of the Universe and creating a new theory of gravity inspired by Mach's principle. He also worked on action-at-a-distance electrodynamics, inspired by the explorations of Wheeler, Feynman and Hogarth in that direction. This body of work established Jayant's rep­ utation as a bold and imaginative physicist who was ever willing to take a fresh look at fundamental issues, undeterred by conventional wis­ dom. This trait, undoubtedly inherited from his teacher and mentor, has always remained with Jayant. It is now most evident in his untir­ ing efforts to understand anomalies in quasar astronomy, and to develop the quasi-steady state cosmology, along with a group of highly distin­ guished astronomers including Halton Arp, Geoffrey Burbidge and Fred Hoyle. In spite of all this iconoclastic activity, Jayant remains a part of the mainstream; he appreciates as well as encourages good work along conventional lines by his students and colleagues. This is clear from the range of essays included in this volume, and the variety and distribution of the essayists.


Cosmology EFE Gravity Quantum mechanics Redshift Relativity SR Theoretical physics Topological defect Universe astrophysics electromagnetic wave general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Naresh Dadhich
    • 1
  • Ajit Kembhavi
    • 1
  1. 1.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophyicsPuneIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5784-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4050-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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