At the Frontier of Spacetime: Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness

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Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga
Springer, Apr 28, 2016 - Science - 308 pages

In this book, leading theorists present new contributions and reviews addressing longstanding challenges and ongoing progress in spacetime physics.

In the anniversary year of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, developed 100 years ago, this collection reflects the subsequent and continuing fruitful development of spacetime theories. The volume is published in honour of Carl Brans on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Carl H. Brans, who also contributes personally, is a creative and independent researcher and one of the founders of the scalar-tensor theory, also known as Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory. In the present book, much space is devoted to scalar-tensor theories.

Since the beginning of the 1990s, Brans has worked on new models of spacetime, collectively known as exotic smoothness, a field largely established by him. In this Festschrift, one finds an outstanding and unique collection of articles about exotic smoothness. Also featured are Bell's inequality and Mach's principle.

Personal memories and historical aspects round off the collection.


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1 65 Years in and Around Relativity
Part I ScalarTensor Theories BransDicke Theory
Multifield Models of Inflation and the Latest Observations
3 A New Estimate of the Mass of the Gravitational Scalar Field for Dark Energy
4 Axion and Dilaton + Metric Emerge Jointly from an Electromagnetic Model Universe with Local and Linear Response Behavior
5 Gravitational Theories with Stable antide Sitter Backgrounds
6 Rotating Boson Stars
7 The LambdaCDM Model Is Not an Universal Attractor of the BransDicke Cosmology
Part II Machs Principle and Bells Inequality
10 Machs Principle and the Origin of Inertia
11 The Significance of Measurement Independence for Bell Inequalities and Locality
Part III Exotic Smoothness and SpaceTime Models
12 Exotic Smoothness Physics and Related Topics
13 Model and SetTheoretic Aspects of Exotic Smoothness Structures on mathbbR4
14 Exotic Smoothness on Spheres
Exotic Smoothness and Quantum Gravity

8 New Setting for Spontaneous Gauge Symmetry Breaking?
9 The BransDicke Theory and Its Experimental Tests

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About the author (2016)

T. Asselmeyer-Maluga was born in 1970 and received his PhD from the Humboldt University Berlin in 1997. His research began with the topological investigation of the Fractional Quantum Hall effect using Berry's phase. Then during the course of his PhD, he analysed the topological properties of evolutionary algorithms. Inspired by Brans' work, he began the investigation of exotic smoothness around 1994.

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