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Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions

In Honor of Emilio Elizalde

  • Conference proceedings
  • © 2011

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  • A unique work in its interdisciplinary mixture of all the different subjects
  • Considered major developments of physics in the last three decades are addressed by highly qualified specialists
  • First book comprising all these aspects
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Some major developments of physics in the last three decades are addressed by highly qualified specialists in different specific fields. They include renormalization problems in QFT, vacuum energy fluctuations and the Casimir effect in different configurations, and a wealth of applications. A number of closely related issues are also considered. The cosmological applications of these theories play a crucial role and are at the very heart of the book; in particular, the possibility to explain in a unified way the whole history of the evolution of the Universe: from primordial inflation to the present day accelerated expansion. Further, a description of the mathematical background underlying many of the physical theories considered above is provided. This includes the uses of zeta functions in physics, as in the regularization problems in QFT already mentioned, specifically in curved space-time, and in Casimir problems as.

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Table of contents (35 papers)

  1. QFT and the Casimir Effect

  2. Gravity and Cosmology

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“This book in part is about on some technology concerning the local zeta function applied to quantum field theory in curved static (thermal) spacetime to regularize the stress energy tensor and the field fluctuations. … I find this book extremely useful and important, because it signifies the beauty of a mathematical technique in physics in general. I recommend this book for you it is an amazing reading!” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, January, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Facultat de Ciències, Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC-CS, Barcelona, Spain

    Sergey D. Odintsov

  • , Facultat de Ciències, Institut de Ciències de l'Espai ICE-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

    Diego Sáez-Gómez

  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

    Sebastian Xambó-Descamps

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