Gravity and the Quantum

Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity

  • Jasjeet Singh Bagla
  • Sunu Engineer

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 187)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jasjeet Singh Bagla, Sunu Engineer
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jailson S. Alcaniz, Gabriela C. Carvalho, Armando Bernui, Joel C. Carvalho, Micol Benetti
    Pages 11-19
  4. Sumanta Chakraborty
    Pages 43-59
  5. Timothy Clifton, John D. Barrow
    Pages 61-71
  6. Tevian Dray
    Pages 89-98
  7. Sunu Engineer
    Pages 99-116
  8. Claus Kiefer, Branislav Nikolić
    Pages 127-143
  9. Malcolm S. Longair
    Pages 175-208
  10. D. Lynden-Bell
    Pages 209-219
  11. Ayan Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 283-302
  12. Sujoy K. Modak, Daniel Sudarsky
    Pages 303-316
  13. Jayant V. Narlikar
    Pages 317-337
  14. Krishnamohan Parattu
    Pages 339-352
  15. Sudipta Sarkar
    Pages 363-374
  16. S. Shankaranarayanan
    Pages 375-396
  17. Suprit Singh
    Pages 397-409
  18. Lee Smolin
    Pages 427-450
  19. L. Sriramkumar
    Pages 451-478

About this book


This book provides a compilation of in-depth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons.


Thanu Padmanabhan Large scale structure of the universe Black hole thermodynamics Black hole information paradox Early universe Alternative theories of gravity Eternal inflation Cyclic universe Loop quantum gravity "Paddy" Padmanabhan

Editors and affiliations

  • Jasjeet Singh Bagla
    • 1
  • Sunu Engineer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical SciencesIISER MohaliMohaliIndia
  2. 2.Ryussi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.PuneIndia

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