At the Frontier of Spacetime

Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness

  • Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 183)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Carl H. Brans
    Pages 1-37
  3. Scalar-Tensor Theories (Brans–Dicke Theory)

  4. Mach’s Principle and Bell’s Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-176
    2. Bahram Mashhoon
      Pages 177-187
  5. Exotic Smoothness and Space-Time Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-206
    2. Jan Sładkowski
      Pages 207-216
    3. Duane Randall
      Pages 241-246
    4. Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga
      Pages 247-308

About this book


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.


Brans-Dicke theory Exotic smoothness Festschrift for Carl Brans Gravitational scalar field Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory Lambda CDM model Models of inflation Scalar-tensor theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga
    • 1
  1. 1.PT-SWDLR ProjektträgerBerlinGermany

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