Universe — Journal Editorial Boards

Editors

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Iorio
Editor-in-Chief
Ministero dell' Istruzione, dell' Università e della Ricerca (M.I.U.R.)-Istruzione. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (F.R.A.S.) Viale Unità di Italia 68, 70125, Bari (BA), Italy
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Interests: General relativity and gravitation; Classical general relativity; Post-Newtonian approximation, perturbation theory, related approximations; Gravitational waves; Observational cosmology; Mathematical and relativistic aspects of cosmology; Modified theories of gravity; Higher-dimensional gravity and other theories of gravity; Experimental studies of gravity; Experimental tests of gravitational theories; Geodesy and gravity; Harmonics of the gravity potential field; geopotential theory and determination; Satellite orbits; Orbit determination and improvement; Astrometry and reference systems; Ephemerides, almanacs, and calendars; Lunar, planetary, and deep-space probes
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Prof. Dr. Kazuharu Bamba
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Division of Human Support System, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University, Fukushima 960-1296, Japan
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Interests: modified theories of gravity; dark energy; cosmology; particle-theory and field-theory models of the early universe; electric and magnetic fields; quantum aspects of black holes, evaporation, thermodynamics
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Prof. Mariusz P. Dąbrowski
Associate Editor-in-Chief
Cosmology Group, Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
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Interests: general relativity and cosmology; alternative gravities; superstring and brane cosmology; quantum cosmology; standard and non-standard cosmological singularities; varying constants (theory, observations, experiment); superstring landscape and the multiverse
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Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. George F. Smoot III *
Physics Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Interests: Observational astrophysics and cosmology: CMB data analysis; Galactic Emission Mapping (GEM); Dark Energy Probes; Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics
* Prof. Dr. George F. Smoot III is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006
Prof. Dr. Salvatore Capozziello
Astronomy and Astrophysics at Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Napoli "Federico II", 80138 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: general relativity; cosmology; relativistic astrophysics
Prof. Dr. Øyvind Grøn
Art and Design, Faculty of Technology, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 4 St., Olavs Plass, NO-0130 Oslo, Norway
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Interests: cosmology; early universe; inflation; general theory of relativity; electromagnetism of uniformly accelerated charges; conceptual understanding of general relativity
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Special Issue: Inflationary Universe Models: Predictions and Observations
Prof. Dr. Bhuvnesh Jain
Penn Center for Particle Cosmology, University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics & Astronomy, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6396, USA
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Interests: cosmology; gravitational lensing; early universe; large-scale structure of the universe; dark matter and dark energy
Prof. Dr. Ignatios Antoniadis
1 LPTHE-CNRS-UPMC, Boîte 126, T13-14 4e étage, 4 place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
2 Albert Einstein Center-ITP, University of Bern, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Interests: Quantum Field Theory; Particle Physics Phenomenology; Quantum Gravity; Cosmology; String Theory
Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
ICREA, P. Lluis Companyas 23, 08010 Barcelona and Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), C. Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: cosmology; dark energy and inflation; quantum gravity; modified gravity and beyond general relativity; quantum fields at external fields
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Modified Gravity: From Black Holes Entropy to Current Cosmology
Special Issue: Modified Gravity Cosmology: From Inflation to Dark Energy
Special Issue: Symmetry: Feature Papers 2016
Special Issue: Symmetry: Feature Papers 2017
Special Issue: Selected Papers: Symmetry 2017—The First International Conference on Symmetry
Special Issue: F(R) Gravity
Prof. Dr. Lisa Randall
Department of Physics,Harvard University, 17 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Interests: theoretical particle physics; cosmology; supersymmetry; baryogenesis; cosmological inflation; Large Hadron Collider; dark matter

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Jenni Adams
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, 8140,New Zealand
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Interests: cosmology and astroparticle physics; High energy neutrino detection; inflationary phase transition and related phenomena; large scale structure formation in the universe
Prof. Dr. Stephon Alexander
Department of Physics & Astronomy, HB 6127, Wilder Lab, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
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Interests: theoretical cosmology; cosmological constant problem; baryogenesis; cosmic inflation; structure formation; singularity resolution; quantum fields in curved spaces; string cosmology; quantum gravity; string theory; modified theories of gravity; loop quantum gravity; spin foams; geometry and math of music; instrument acoustic modelling
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Special Issue: 100 Years of Chronogeometrodynamics: the Status of the Einstein's Theory of Gravitation in Its Centennial Year
Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Alimi
Laboratoire Univers et Théories, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
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Interests: cosmic structure formation; inhomogenous universes; dynamics of dark matter; dark energy; tensor scalar gravity theory; numerical simulation; HPC (high performance computing) in cosmology
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Special Issue: 100 Years of Chronogeometrodynamics: the Status of the Einstein's Theory of Gravitation in Its Centennial Year
Prof. Dr. Pedro Pina Avelino
Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP), Rua do Campo Alegre, 823, Porto, 4150, Portugal
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Interests: cosmology; structure formation; cosmic defects; dark energy; dark matter; varying fundamental couplings; modified gravity
Dr. Adam Balcerzak
Institute of Physics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
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Interests: inhomogeneous universes; dark energy; varying fundamental constants; modified gravity; braneworld cosmology; quantum cosmology
Prof. Dr. Matteo Beccaria
Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica “Ennio De Giorgi”, Universita’ del Salento & INFN, Via Arnesano, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Interests: string theory; higher spin theories; and AdS/CFT correspondence
Prof. Dr. David Blaschke
1. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, 50-204 Wroclaw, Poland
2. Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia
3. National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), 115409 Moscow, Russia
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Interests: quantum field theory; quantum statistics; quark gluon plasma; heavy ion collisions; compact stars
Dr. Celine Boehm
Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology Department of Physics, Durham University Science Laboratories, South Rd DURHAM DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
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Interests: dark matter physics; astroparticle physics; early universe; supersymmetry; particle physics; structure formation
Dr. Christian G. Boehmer
Department of Mathematics, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
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Interests: general relativity; cosmology; modified theories of gravity; dynamical systems; continuum mechanics
Prof. Dr. Sergio Luigi Cacciatori
Department of Science and High Technology, Università dell'Insubria, via Valleggio 11, 22100, Como, Italy
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Interests: general relativity; black hole physics; quantum gravity; analogue gravity; string theory; branes and mirror symmetry; superstring amplitudes; mathematical aspects of string theory; M-theory; F-theory
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Special Issue: Super Geometry for Super Strings
Prof. Dr. Yi-Fu Cai
epartment of Astronomy, School of Physical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
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Interests: bouncing cosmology; inflation in string theory; dark energy; cyclic universe; cosmic string and black hole physics
Dr. Sante Carloni
Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001, Portugal
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Interests: Cosmology; dark energy; extensions of General Relativity; exact solutions in relativistic gravitation; dynamical systems applied to cosmology astrophysics and celestial mechanics; linear cosmological perturbations; Hamiltonian perturbation theory; space related testing of gravitation; relativistic positioning systems
Dr. Máté Csanád
Department of Atomic Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1117 Budapest, Pázmány P. s. 1/A, Hungary
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Interests: Hydrodynamics in high energy heavy ion physics; Bose-Einstein correlations; Femtoscopy; Forward (small-x) processes in particle physics
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Special Issue: Analytic Hydrodynamics in High Energy Physics
Special Issue: BGL2017: 10th Bolyai-Gauss-Lobachevsky Conference on Non-Euclidean Geometry and Its Applications
Prof. Dr. Aharon Davidson
Physics Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel.
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Interests: general relativity; dark matter/energy; cosmology; black holes; Kaluza Klein theory; dilaton gravity; brane gravity; f(R) gravity; quantum gravity; mini superspace model; grand unified theories; standard electro/nuclear model
Prof. Dr. Antonio De Felice
Yukawai Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan
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Interests: alternative gravity theories; inflation; dark energy; cosmological perturbation; test of gravity
Prof. Dr. Mariafelicia De Laurentis
1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Goethe University, Max-von-Laue-Straße 1, D-60438 , Frankfurt, Germany
2 Tomsk State Pedagogical University, ul. Kievskaya, 60, 634061 Tomsk, Russia
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Interests: alternative theories of gravity; relativisti astrophysics; test of gravity
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Special Issue: Progress in Cosmology in the Centenary of the 1917 Einstein Paper
Prof. Dr. Peter Dunsby
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, 7701 Rondebosch, South Africa
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Interests: cosmology; dark energy; extensions of General Relativity; exact solutions in General Relativity; dynamical systems applied to cosmology; inhomogeneous cosmology; structure formation; cosmic microwave background anisotropies; relativistic astrophysics
Prof. Dr. Sharmanthie Fernando
Dept of Physics, Geology and Engineering Technology, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099, USA
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Interests: general relativity and gravitation, black hole physics, quasi-normal modes of black holes, thermodynamics of black holes, solution generating techniques to Einstein's equations, geodesics of black holes, black holes as particle accelerators
Prof. Dr. Janusz Garecki
Institute of Mathematics, University of Szczecin, Wielkopolska 15, 70-451 Szczecin, Poland
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Interests: mathematical relativity; mathematical cosmology; status of torsion in a theory of gravity; spacetime structure; energy and superenergy in general relativity; relativistic astrophysics; application of the modern differential geometry in gravitational physics
Prof. László Árpád Gergely
Institute of Physics, University of Szeged, Hungary
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Interests: Cosmology and dark energy models; Galaxy structure and dark matter models; Gravitational lensing; Black holes, accretion and jets; Gravitational waves from compact binaries Supermassive black hole binaries: gravitational waves and jets; Brane-worlds and black strings; General relativity; Constrained dynamical systems; LIGO Scientific Collaboration
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Special Issue: Gravitational Waves: Prospects after the First Direct Detections
Prof. Dr. Jaume Haro
Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada I, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya • BarcelonaTech, Avda. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: Bouncing cosmologies: The matter bounce scenario in LQC; Teleparallelism; Quintessential inflation: The reheating of the universe; Singularities in cosmology; Particle production in curved spacetimes
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Special Issue: Loop Quantum Cosmology and Quantum Black Holes
Prof. Dr. Hamber Herbert
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, Irvine CA 92717-4575, USA
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Interests: theoretical particle physics; quantum field theory; general relativity; quantum gravitation; quantum cosmology; lattice field theory & computation
Prof. Yoshifumi Hyakutake
College of Science, Ibaraki University, Bunkyo 2-1-1, Mito, Ibaraki 310-0056, Japan
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Interests: superstring theory; M-theory; D-brane; supergravity; black hole; gauge/gravity correspondence; string cosmology
Prof. Dr. Mubasher Jamil
School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Interests: Black hole physics; Modified gravity theories
Prof. Dr. Philippe Jetzer
Department of Physics, University of Zurich, Winterthuerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich
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Interests: general relativity; gravitational waves; gravitational microlensing; dark matter
Dr. Zoltán Keresztes
Departments of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, University of Szeged, Dóm tér 9, Szeged, 6720, Hungary
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Interests: general relativity; cosmology; gravitational waves; black holes; modified gravitational theories; quantisation; quantum field theory in curved spacetime
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Królak
Institute of Mathematics of Polish Academy of Sciences, Sniadeckich 8, 00-656 Warsaw, Poland
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Interests: gravitation and general theory of relativity; Cosmology; Theoretical Physics; Mathematical Physics
Prof. Dr. Sabino Meola
1. Physics Department (DFNSR), Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy
2. Associated to the National Institution for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Section of Naples, Italy
3. CERN / PH-CMG, 40-1-B15 Geneva 23, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
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Interests: high energy particle physics; high energy calorimetry; higgs physics; kaon physics; quark physics; gauge theories; standard model; gas detectors
Prof. Dr. David Merritt
School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology 54 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY, USA
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Interests: Galaxy formation and evolution; Supermassive black holes; Computational astrophysics
Prof. Dr. David Fonseca Mota
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University Oslo, Norway
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Interests: Computational Cosmology; Numerical Simulations; Theoretical cosmology; Dark energy; Cosmology of high energy physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics; Cosmology of gravity models beyond General Relativity
Prof. Dr. Banibrata Mukhopadhyay
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
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Interests: physics of astrophysical compact objects including accretion disks and outflows/jets, astrophysical fluid dynamics, nuclear astrophysics, field theory in curved spacetime, general relativity and gravitation
Prof. Dr. Shinji Mukohyama
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
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Interests: inflation; dark energy; dark matter; alternative gravity theories; cosmological perturbation; string cosmology; braneworld cosmology; black hole thermodynamics; holographic principle; test of gravity
Prof. Dr. Thomas Naumann
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany
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Interests: Particle physics and its connections to astrophysics and cosmology, multiverse, anthropic principle
Dr. Gonzalo J. Olmo
Depto. Física Teórica & IFIC,Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia & CSIC, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
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Interests: quantum gravity; black holes; Hawking radiation; Cosmology; inflation; modified theories of gravity; Palatini formalism; field theory; wormholes
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Topical Collection: Open Questions in Black Hole Physics
Special Issue: Wormholes in Space-Time: Theory and Facts
Dr. Hervé Partouche
Centre de Physique Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, F-91128 Palaiseau cedex, France
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Interests: String theory (compactification, 2D conformal field theory, cosmology, phenomenology, dualities, "geometric engineering", low energy effective description, strings at finite temperature), supergravity, supersymmetry, braneworlds, M-theory
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Special Issue: Super Geometry for Super Strings
Dr. Roman Pasechnik
Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sweden
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Interests: Subatomic Physics; Astronomy; Astrophysics and Cosmology; Grand Unification; Higgs physics; supersymmetry; electroweak physics; beyond the Standard Model; composite models; physical vacuum; quasiclassical gravity; Cosmic Inflation models; heavy ion collisions; hard production processes
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Special Issue: Quark-Gluon Plasma in the Early Universe and in Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions
Prof. Dr. Diego Pavón
Departamento de Física, Facultad de ciencias, Edificio Cc Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Campus Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193, Spain
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Interests: Gravitation, Mathematical cosmology, Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
Prof. Dr. John P. Ralston
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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Interests: High Energy Theory; Single Molecule Methods; Pharmaceutical Data Analysis
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Saridakis
1. Physics Department, Baylor University, Texas 76798-7316, USA;
2. Physics Department, National Technical University of Athens, 15780 Zografou Campus, Athens, Greece
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Interests: dark energy formulation; modified theories of gravity; inflationary cosmology; brane cosmology; observational cosmology
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Special Issue: Progress in Cosmology in the Centenary of the 1917 Einstein Paper
Prof. Dr. Joan Solà
High Energy Physics Group, Departament E.C.M., Univ. de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, E-08028 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Interests: vacuum energy, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, particle physics and cosmology, general relativity, tests of gravity, variation of fundamental constants
Prof. Dr. Michal Šumbera
Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, 250 68 Rez/Prague, Czech Republic
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Interests: Relativistic heavy ion physics; multiparticle dynamics; quark gluon plasma; early universe.
Prof. Dr. Elias C. Vagenas
Department of Physics, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
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Interests: general relativity and gravitation; black hole physics; quantum gravity; quantum gravity phenomenology
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Special Issue: 100 Years of Chronogeometrodynamics: the Status of the Einstein's Theory of Gravitation in Its Centennial Year
Prof. Dr. Anzhong Wang
Physics Department, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97316, Waco, Texas 76798-7316, USA
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Interests: inflationary universe and cosmological perturbations; gravitational waves; dark energy; dark matter; black hole thermodynamics and their formations; general relativity and alternative theories of gravity; quantization of gravity
Prof. Dr. Fridolin Weber
Department of Physics, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-1233, USA
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Interests: Superdense matter; Neutron stars, quark stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts; General relativity

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