## Cosmology and Gravitation: Xth Brazilian School of Cosmology and Gravitation; 25th Anniversary (1977-2002), Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,Mario Novello, Santiago E. Bergliaffa This volume contains a series of topical lectures in general relativity, cosmology, astrophysics, and field theory, with contributions from theorists and experimentalists. |

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### 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 |

### Common terms and phrases

ABM pulse afterglow approximation arrival astrophysical asymptotic baryonic matter BATSE black hole brane bursts clusters comoving considered coordinates corresponding cosmic strings cosmological curvature curve dark matter defects defined detector dilaton dyadosphere dynamical E-APE Edya effective Einstein electromagnetic EMBH theory emission emitted energy density equations evolution expansion galaxies gamma factor geodesic geometry given global Grav gravitational collapse Hamiltonian constraint homogeneous horizon Hubble inhomogeneities integral interaction Jeans mass laboratory frame Lett linear loop luminosity M-theory mass metric neutrinos Newtonian observer obtained p-branes P-GRB parameter particles PEM pulse PEMB perturbations phase photons Phys physical polarization potential power spectrum quantization quantum radiation radius redshift regime region relation relativistic relativity Ruffini scalar field scale Schwinger functions singularity Sitter solutions space spacetime spatial spherically symmetric spin networks star structure surface symmetry temperature tensor topological defects ultra-local universe V.N. Melnikov vacuum vector velocity