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Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions

In Honor of Emilio Elizalde

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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

Part of the book series: Springer Proceedings in Physics (SPPHY, volume 137)

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Table of contents (35 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Emili Elizalde. Perspectives on his Life and Work

    • Sebastiàn Xambó-Descamps
    Pages 1-18
  3. QFT and the Casimir Effect

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Vacuum Energy and the Topology of the Universe

      • Manuel Asorey, Inés Cavero-Peláez, José M. Muãoz-Castaãeda
      Pages 35-44
    3. N = 2 and N = 4 Supersymmetric Low-Energy Effective Actions in Three Dimensions

      • Ioseph L. Buchbinder, Nicolay G. Pletnev, Igor B. Samsonov
      Pages 67-76
    4. Multiple Scattering: Dispersion, Temperature Dependence, and Annular Pistons

      • Kimball A. Milton, Jef Wagner, Prachi Parashar, Inés Cavero-Peláez, Iver Brevik, Simen Å. Ellingsen
      Pages 99-113
  4. Gravity and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Brane Cosmology with an f (R) contribution

      • Mariam Bouhmadi-López
      Pages 117-125
    3. An analysis of the phase space of Hořava-Lifshitz cosmologies

      • Sante Carloni, Emilio Elizalde, Pedro J Silva
      Pages 139-148
    4. Hamilton–Jacobi Method and Gravitation

      • R. Di Criscienzo, L. Vanzo, S. Zerbini
      Pages 157-164
    5. A characteristic signature of fourth order gravity

      • Kishore N. Ananda, Sante Carloni, Peter K S Dunsby
      Pages 165-172

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Cosmological constant
  • Dark energy
  • Modified gravity
  • Vacuum fluctuations
  • Zeta functions

Reviews

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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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USD 169.00
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Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)