New Paths Towards Quantum Gravity

Book Materials for Springer Lecture Notes in Physics

The original publication is available at http://www.springer.com/astronomy/cosmology/book/978-3-642-11896-8

For final lay-out and page numbers, see QG_LNP_Cover.pdf and QG_LNP_Good-for-Print.pdf

Editors:
Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek, Roskilde Universitet, Denmark, booss@ruc.dk
Giampiero Esposito, INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Italy,
giampiero.esposito@na.infn.it
Matthias Lesch, Universität Bonn, Germany,
m.lesch.bonn@gmail.com

Contents

 

 

Book title 0a_Title.pdf

 

Two mottoes 0b_Motto.pdf

 

Foreword (F. Lizzi), 2 pages 0c_Foreword.pdf

 

Preface (BBB, GE, ML, revised Nov. 13), 6 pages 0d_Preface.pdf

 

Content 0e_Contents.pdf

 

Part titles 0f_Part-Titles.pdf

 

 

Part I - Three Physics Visions

 

Notes on quantum gravity and noncommutative geometry 1_Gracia-Bondia.pdf

José M. Gracia-Bondía, 54 pages, 4 figures, list of index words received, index words not-marked in text

 

Quantum gravity as sum over spacetimes (re-loaded, Oct. 13)  2_Ambjorn-et-al.pdf

Jan Ambjørn, Jerzy Jurkiewicz and Renate Loll, 67 pages, 19 figures (some in colour, but all readable in b/w), indexed (front page needs re-formatting)

 

Lectures on quantization of gauge systems 3_Reshetikhin.pdf

Nicolai Reshetikhin, 64 pages, 22 figures, indexed

 

 

Part II - Novel Mathematical Tools

 

Mathematical tools for calculation of the effective action in quantum gravity 4_Avramidi.pdf

Ivan G. Avramidi, 62 pages, 2 figures, list of index words received, index words not-marked in text

 

Lectures on cohomology, T-duality and generalized geometry 5_Bouwknegt.pdf

Peter Bouwknegt, 55 pages, no figures, indexed

 

Stochastic geometry and quantum gravity. Some rigorous results 6_Zessin.pdf

Hans Zessin, 23 pages, no figures, indexed (first two pages need to be re-formatted)

 

 

Part III – Afterthoughts

 

Steps towards quantum gravity and the practice of science: will the merger of mathematics and physics work? (corrected Nov. 19) 7_Booss.pdf

Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek, 17 pages, no figures, list of index words provided but not marked in text

 

 

 

Glossary / Subject Index (Publisher), about 8 pages

 

List of Contributors (to be compiled by the publisher), about 2 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Support, Up-Dates

 

(ZIP)             Source_Files

(LaTeX)        0d_Preface_revised.tex

(LaTeX)       7_Booss.tex

ZIP)               Source_Files_3_Reshetikhin.zip

 

Sum of printed pages: about 350.

 

Book title is tentative.

 

Comments to Bernhelm Booß-Bavnbek <booss@ruc.dk>, +45 3860 7628 (residence), +45 4674 2282 (university).

 

More details, photographs, links etc on the site of the Summer School at http://QuantumGravity.ruc.dk/