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Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functions

In Honor of Emilio Elizalde

  • 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. Gravity and Cosmology

    1. Lensing effects in ringholes and the multiverse black holes

      • Pedro F. González-Díaz
      Pages 193-204
    2. Dark energy and cosmic magnetic fields: electromagnetic relics from inflation

      • Jose Beltrán Jiménez, Antonio L. Maroto
      Pages 215-225
    3. On the Viability of a Non-Analytical f (R)-Theory

      • Nakia Carlevaro, Giovanni Montani, Massimiliano Lattanzi
      Pages 227-236
    4. Testing Modified Gravity with Gravitational Wave Astronomy

      • Carlos F. Sopuerta, Nicolás Yunes
      Pages 281-290
    5. Gravitons in Flatland

      • Eric A. Bergshoeff, Olaf Hohm, Paul K. Townsend
      Pages 291-300
    6. Very Special Relativity and Noncommutative Space-Time

      • M. M. Sheikh-Jabbari, A. Tureanu
      Pages 301-310
  2. Zeta Functions in Physics and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-311
    2. Pistons Modelled by Potentials

      • Guglielmo Fucci, Klaus Kirsten, Pedro Morales
      Pages 313-322
    3. Ergodic Solenoidal Geometry

      • Vicente Muñoz, Ricardo Pérez Marco
      Pages 333-351
  3. Non-standard Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 365-365
    2. Iso-Minkowskian Geometry For Interior Dynamical Problems

      • Ruggero Maria Santilli
      Pages 367-378
    3. Nuclear Fusion Drives Cosmic Expansion

      • Leong Ying
      Pages 379-382

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

From the reviews:

“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

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-19760-4
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)