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General Relativity and Gravitation


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Part I. Einstein's Triumph: 1. 100 years of general relativity George F. R. Ellis; 2. Was Einstein right? Clifford M. Will; 3. Cosmology David Wands, Misao Sasaki, Eiichiro Komatsu, Roy Maartens and Malcolm A. H. MacCallum; 4. Relativistic astrophysics Peter Schneider, Ramesh Narayan, Jeffrey E. McClintock, Peter Meszaros and Martin J. Rees; Part II. New Window on the Universe: 5. Receiving gravitational waves Beverly K. Berger, Karsten Danzmann, Gabriela Gonzalez, Andrea Lommen, Guido Mueller, Albrecht Rudiger and William Joseph Weber; 6. Sources of gravitational waves. Theory and observations Alessandra Buonanno and B. S. Sathyaprakash; Part III. Gravity is Geometry, After All: 7. Probing strong field gravity through numerical simulations Frans Pretorius, Matthew W. Choptuik and Luis Lehner; 8. The initial value problem of general relativity and its implications Gregory J. Galloway, Pengzi Miao and Richard Schoen; 9. Global behavior of solutions to Einstein's equations Stefanos Aretakis, James Isenberg, Vincent Moncrief and Igor Rodnianski; Part IV. Beyond Einstein: 10. Quantum fields in curved space-times Stefan Hollands and Robert M. Wald; 11. From general relativity to quantum gravity Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Reuter and Carlo Rovelli; 12. Quantum gravity via unification Henriette Elvang and Gary T. Horowitz.

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Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein's discovery of general relativity.

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Abhay Ashtekar is the founding Director of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, and holds the Eberly Chair in Physics, at Pennsylvania State University. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and the APS, and a former President of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation. Beverly K. Berger is a former Program Director for Gravitational Physics at the US National Science Foundation. She is a Fellow of the APS, and was the founder of the APS Topical Group on Gravitation. James Isenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon and former Eisenbud Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the APS. Malcolm MacCallum is Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London. He was the founding editor of Classical and Quantum Gravity and is a former President of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.

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