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Gravitation and experiment : Poincaré seminar 2006 / Thibault Damour, Bertrand Duplantier, Vincent Rivasseau, editors.

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Meeting:
Poincaré Seminar (9th : 2006 : Institut Henri Poincaré)
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2007
Imprint:
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser Verlag, c2007.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • vii, 138 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note:
Proceedings of the 9th seminar held in 2006 at the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
  • Preface.- General Relativity.- Beyond Einstein's Gravity.- Testing Einstein in Space: The Gravity Probe B Relativity Mission.- The Double Pulsar.- Instruments for Gravitational Wave Astronomy on Ground and in Space.
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Publisher's Summary:
This book starts with a detailed introduction to general relativity by world expert T. Damour. It includes a review of what may lie beyond by string theorist I. Antoniadis, and collects up-to-date essays on the experimental tests of this theory. Contrary to some beliefs, general relativity is now a theory extremely well confirmed by detailed experiments, including the precise timing of the double pulsar J0737-3039 explained by M. Kramer, member of the team which discovered it in 2003, and satellite missions such as Gravity Probe B described by leading team member J. Mester. The search for detecting gravitational waves is also very much under way as reviewed by J.-Y. Vinet.
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Contributor:
Damour, Thibault.
Duplantier, Bertrand.
Rivasseau, Vincent, 1955-
Series:
Progress in mathematical physics ; v. 52.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9783764385231
3764385235
9783764385248
3764385243

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