Cosmology and Gravitation: Xth Brazilian School of Cosmology and Gravitation; 25th Anniversary (1977-2002), Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

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Mario Novello, Santiago E. Bergliaffa
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 11, 2003 - Science - 305 pages
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This volume contains a series of topical lectures in general relativity, cosmology, astrophysics, and field theory, with contributions from theorists and experimentalists.

 

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Contents

Methodology of Observational Cosmology
1
New perspectives in physics and astrophysics from the theoretical understanding of GammaRay Bursts
16
Chaotic Phenomena in Astrophysics and Cosmology
108
String and Mtheory Cosmology
125
the last 18 years in a nutshell
141
The StrongCoupling Expansion and the Singularities of the Perturbative Expansion
154
Space and Spacetime
173
Pbranes Extra Dimensions and their Observational Windows
187
Experimental Status of Corrections to Newtonian Gravity Inspired by the Extra Dimensional Physics
198
Variable Cosmological Term
204
Cosmology from Topological Defects
226
On the possible role of massive neutrinos in cosmological structure formation
263
Effective Geometry
288
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