Neutrino Mass, Dark Matter, Gravitational Waves, Monopole Condensation, and Light Cone Quantization

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
  • Stephan L. Mintz
  • Arnold Perlmutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Behram N. Kursunoglu
      Pages 3-11
  3. Progress on New and Old Ideas — A

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. V. Barger, M. S. Berger, R. J. N. Phillips, T. Wöhrmann
      Pages 19-29
    3. Gerald B. Cleaver
      Pages 31-41
  4. Gravitational Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Barry C. Barish
      Pages 73-77
    3. Lee Samuel Finn
      Pages 79-94
    4. Peter Fritschel
      Pages 95-99
  5. Neutrino Masses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. W. C. Louis
      Pages 103-109
    3. Lincoln Wolfenstein
      Pages 111-113
    4. Harrison B. Prosper
      Pages 115-120
    5. Raj Gandhi, Chris Quigg, M. H. Reno, Ina Sarcevic
      Pages 121-130

About this book


The International Conference, Orbis Scientiae 1996, focused on the topics: The Neutrino Mass, Light Cone Quantization, Monopole Condensation, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves which we have adopted as the title of these proceedings. Was there any exciting news at the conference? Maybe, it depends on who answers the question. There was an almost unanimous agreement on the overall success of the conference as was evidenced by the fact that in the after-dinner remarks by one of us (BNK) the suggestion of organizing the conference on a biannual basis was presented but not accepted: the participants wanted the continuation of the tradition to convene annually. We shall, of course, comply. The expected observation of gravitational waves will constitute the most exciting vindication of Einstein's general relativity. This subject is attracting the attention of the experimentalists and theorists alike. We hope that by the first decade of the third millennium or earlier, gravitational waves will be detected, opening the way for a search for gravitons somewhere in the universe, presumably through the observations in the CMBR. The theoretical basis of the graviton search will take us to quantum gravity and eventually to the modification of general relativity to include the Planck scale behavior of gravity -at energies 19 of the order of 10 Ge V.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Relativity Universe general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Behram N. Kursunoglu
    • 1
  • Stephan L. Mintz
    • 2
  • Arnold Perlmutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Foundations, Inc.Coral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1566-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1564-1
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