Special Issue "Gravity, Black Holes and Cosmology XXI"
A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: nonlocal quantum gravity; nonlocal cosmology; dimensional flow in quantum gravity; multifractal spacetimes
2. Theoretical Astrophysics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Interests: tests of general relativity and of alternative theories of gravity; black holes; quantum gravity phenomenology; high-energy astrophysics; physics of the early Universe
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Interests: Classical and Quantum Gravity; Quantum Field Theory; Classical and Quantum Black Holes; Physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics; Cosmology; Theoretical Astrophysics
It is a pleasure to announce the Special Issue “Gravity, black holes and cosmology XXI”. Since its first applications in the XX century, and the crowning with the formulation of the Standard Model of electroweak and strong interactions, quantum field theory has evolved, both in meaning and intention. Its perturbative and nonperturbative incarnations have been playing an undisputed role in modern theoretical physics, not only in the refinement of the Standard Model and of its supersymmetric extensions, but also in the quest for a quantum theory of gravitation, carried on in the programs of string theory, supergravity, and many other quantum gravities (nonlocal quantum gravity, asymptotic safety, group field theory, and so on), and in our understanding of astrophysical and cosmological processes, ranging from the Big Bang to stellar evolution, and from the cosmological constant to gravitational waves.
This Special Issue aims to recapitulate part of these achievements and offer a perspective on near- and far-future applications of quantum field theory and gravity in the present century, including nonlocal quantum gravity, general gravitational theories beyond Einstein's gravity, black holes at the classical and quantum level, cosmology, and observational tests.
Review and perspective papers are especially welcome. All papers in this special issue will be published *free of charge*.
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Calcagni
Prof. Dr. Cosimo Bambi
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Modesto
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- Perturbative quantum field theory
- Nonperturbative quantum field theory
- Nonlocal quantum gravity
- Super-renormalizable quantum gravity theories
- String theory
- Loop quantum gravity
- Theories beyond Einstein gravity
- Spacetime singularities
- Classical and quantum black holes
- Big bang
- Cosmological constant and dark energy
- Astroparticle physics
- Gravitational waves