Series 
Lecture notes in physics, 00758450 ; 721 

Lecture notes in physics ;
721.
00758450

Subject 
Physics.

Alt Name 
Stamatescu, I.O. (IonOlimpiu), 1941


Seiler, Erhard, 1942

Description 
1 online resource (xi, 422 pages) : illustrations. 
Bibliography Note 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Summary 
This book presents contributions on particle theory, quantum field theory, general relativity, quantum gravity, string theory and cosmology. These represent the outcome of numerous discussions, taking place among the authors over a period of several years, about the research landscape of presentday fundamental theoretical physics. Indeed, the resultant book documents their attempt, out of their respective and highly specialized scientific positions, to find a way of communicating about methods, achievements and promises of the different approaches which shape the development of this field. It is therefore also an attempt to elucidate the connections between these approaches, and present them not as disjoint ventures but rather as facets of a common quest for understanding. Readers interested in fundamental approaches of theoretical physics will find this book highly stimulating and enlightening. 
Contents 
– The ManyFold Way of Contemporary High Energy Theoretical Physics  Elementary Particle Theory  The Standard Model of Particle Physics  Beyond the Standard Model  Quantum Field Theory  Quantum Field Theory: Where We Are  General Relativity Theory  General Relativity  Remarks on the Notions of General Covariance and Background Independence  Quantum Gravity  Why Quantum Gravity?  The Canonical Approach to Quantum Gravity: General Ideas and Geometrodynamics  Loop and Spin Foam Quantum Gravity: A Brief Guide for Beginners  Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View  Quantum Einstein Gravity: Towards an Asymptotically Safe Field Theory of Gravity  String Theory  String Theory: An Overview  Cosmology  Dark Energy. 
ISBN 
9783540711155 

3540711155 

9783540711179 (electronic book) 

3540711171 (electronic book) 
ISBN/ISSN 
10.1007/9783540711179 
OCLC # 
191467958 
Additional Format 
Print version: Approaches to fundamental physics. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007 9783540711155 (DLC) 2007923173 (OCoLC)144228541 
