Applied Quantum Gravity: Applications of the Semiclassical Theory

  • Leonard Parker
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS)


For many purposes it is sufficient to treat the Einstein gravitational field classically, while quantizing the other particle fields. One can generally handle the infinities arising from the curvature of spacetime in such a theory, and come out with definite results. Such results have a fairly wide range of applicability, including the strong gravitational fields that exist near black holes and in the very early universe.


Black Hole Field Equation Early Universe Baryon Number Back Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Parker
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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