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Readership: Graduates and researchers working in theoretical physics, mathematics and philosophy of science.
Claus Kiefer, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
Claus Kiefer has been a Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany since 2001.
Review(s) from previous edition"This book maintains a high level of clarity throughout, and is written with admirable patience. It will be found very useful by a beginning researcher in quantum gravity who wants to have a comprehensive overview of the subject. Equally well, senior researchers in the field will find it a handy reference for standard analyses of various aspects of the subject. - General Relativity and Gravitation
"A clear exposition of the fundamental concepts of gravity... an extensive review of the subject.
" - Journal of Classical and Quantum Gravity
"Suitable for the expert who wants an overview of the state-of-the-art, as well as the novice looking for an introduction to one of the most spellbinding subjects in theoretical physics today." - Physik-Journal
1: Why quantum gravity?
2: Covariant approaches to quantum gravity
3: Parametrized and relational systems
4: Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity
5: Quantum geometrodynamics
6: Quantum gravity with connections and loops
7: Quantization of black holes
8: Quantum cosmology
9: String theory
10: Phenomenology, decoherence, and the arrow of time