Gravitation and Cosmology: From the Hubble Radius to the Planck Scale

Proceedings of a Symposium in Honour of the 80th Birthday of Jean-Pierre Vigier

  • Richard L. Amoroso
  • Geoffrey Hunter
  • Menas Kafatos
  • Jean-Pierre Vigier
Conference proceedings

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Astrophysics & Cosmology

  3. Extended Electromagnetic Theory

    1. R. L. Amoroso, J.-P. Vigier, M. Kafatos, G. Hunter
      Pages 147-156
    2. Geoffrey Hunter, Marian Kowalski, Reza Mani, Robert L. P. Wadlinger, Fritz Engler, Tim Richardson
      Pages 157-166
    3. Valeri V. Dvoeglazov
      Pages 167-182
    4. Ralph G. Beil
      Pages 233-240
  4. Gravitation Theory

    1. J.-P. Vigier, R. L. Amoroso
      Pages 241-258
    2. Giovani Modanese
      Pages 259-266
    3. Peter Rowlands, John P. Cullerne
      Pages 279-286
    4. Horst-Heino v. Borzeszkowski, Hans-JÜrgen Treder
      Pages 295-302
    5. Sarah B. M. Bell, John P. Cullerne, Bernard M. Diaz
      Pages 303-312
    6. M. A. Grebeniuk, V. N. Melnikov
      Pages 313-320
    7. Lawrence B. Crowell
      Pages 321-330
    8. Saul-Paul Sirag
      Pages 331-336
  5. Quantum Theory

  6. Vacuum Dynamics & Spacetime

    1. Alfonso Rueda, Bernard Haisch
      Pages 447-458
    2. Trevor W. Marshall
      Pages 459-468
    3. W. M. Stuckey, Wyeth Raws
      Pages 477-482

About these proceedings


Jean-Pierre Vigier continually labeled one of les heretiques de la science, l’eternel resistant et le patriarche is yet a pillar of modern physics and mathematics, with one leg firmly planted in theory and the other in empiricism spanning a career of nearly 60 years with a publication vitae quickly approaching 400! He wrote of his mentor Louis de Broglie “Great physicists fight great battles”, which perhaps applies even more so to 1 Jean-Pierre Vigier himself . If fortune allows a visit to Paris, reported to be the city of love, and certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world; one has been treated to a visual and cultural feast. For example a leisurely stroll from the Musee du Louvre along the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe would instill even the least creative soul with the entelechies of a poets muse. It is perhaps open to theoretical interpretation, but if causal conditions have allowed one to be a physicist, visiting Paris, one may have taken opportunity to visit the portion of the old Latin quarter in place Jussieu where Pierre et Marie Curie Universite, reported to be ‘the best university in France’, is stationed.


Big Bang Cosmology Gravity Redshift Relativity Universe astrophysics general relativity scattering theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Amoroso
    • 1
  • Geoffrey Hunter
    • 2
  • Menas Kafatos
    • 3
  • Jean-Pierre Vigier
    • 4
  1. 1.Noetic Advanced Studies InstituteOrindaUSA
  2. 2.York UniversityTorontoCanada
  3. 3.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  4. 4.Pierre et Marie Curie UniversitéParisFrance

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