Mathematical and Quantum Aspects of Relativity and Cosmology

Proceeding of the Second Samos Meeting on Cosmology, Geometry and Relativity Held at Pythagoreon, Samos, Greece, 31 August–4 September 1998

  • Spiros Cotsakis
  • Gary W. Gibbons
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 537)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat
    Pages 1-29
  3. Arlen Anderson, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, James W. York Jr.
    Pages 30-54
  4. G. W. Gibbons
    Pages 102-142
  5. Dieter Brill
    Pages 143-179
  6. S.W. Hawking
    Pages 180-190
  7. Hernando Quevedo, Michael P. Ryan Jr.
    Pages 191-213
  8. Pages 249-251

About these proceedings


This book is written in a pedagogical style intelligible for graduate students. It reviews recent progress in black-hole and wormhole theory and in mathematical cosmology within the framework of Einstein's field equations and beyond, including quantum effects. This collection of essays, written by leading scientists of long standing reputation, should become an indispensable source for future research.


Black Holes Cosmology Einstein's equation Open Inflationary Universe Relativity general relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Spiros Cotsakis
    • 1
  • Gary W. Gibbons
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Laboratory for Geometry, Dynamical System and Cosmology Department of MathematicsUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassiGreece
  2. 2.DAMTPUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66865-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46671-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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