Quantum Cosmology - The Supersymmetric Perspective - Vol. 2

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  • Paulo Vargas Moniz

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 804)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 3-10
  3. Further Essentials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 13-33
    3. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 35-60
    4. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 61-83
  4. Complementary Frameworks in SQC

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 87-109
    3. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 111-126
    4. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 127-161
    5. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 163-188
  5. More Points of Departure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 191-196
    3. Paulo Vargas Moniz
      Pages 197-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 208-283

About this book


The two volumes that comprise Quantum Cosmology tackle the quantum description of the early universe from the perspective of supersymmetric models of elementary particle physics.

The first volume is an accessible primer that covers the basics of the field, critically discussing ideas and concepts that comprise our current knowledge of supersymmetry and supergravity. After reviewing the fundamentals, it provides a thorough analysis of a first set of quantum cosmological models. The second volume is dedicated to more advanced topics. In it, the scope for analyzing quantum cosmological models within a supersymmetric framework is broadened.

As much as possible, these two volumes treat what we know, what we think we know and what we think we do not know on an equal footing. Complete with problems and solutions for each chapter, the books are ideal for young, inquisitive minds eager to embark on in-depth research in this field. They provide readers with the tools they need to go on their own, pushing them to ask the right questions rather than seek definitive answers.


Cosmology Gravity Particle Physics Universe canonical quantization early universe quantum cosmology quantum mechanics supergravity supersymmetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Paulo Vargas Moniz
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  1. 1.Depto. FisicaUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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