Advances in Black Holes Research

Abraham Barton (Editor)

Series: Space Science, Exploration and Policies

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The semi-classical description of black holes, as it was originally introduced by Hawking and Bekenstein in the early seventies, where classical solutions of the Einstein equations are coupled to quantum matter fields, opened a window with a glance on the quantum aspects of gravity. This book discusses this semi-classical approach to quantum black holes. It also discuses the philosophical issues about black holes; the Randall-Sundrum II model; the gravitational collapse in alternative theories of gravity; observational limits on modern extended gravity models; and generalized Brans-Dicke models from Kaluza-Klein reductions.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Semi-Classical Approach to Quantum Black Holes (pp. 1-26)
Euro Spallucci and Anais Smailagic (Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2 - Philosophical Issues of Black Holes (pp. 27-58)
Gustavo E. Romero (Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia (IAR) Casilla de Correos, Villa Elisa, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 3 - The Black Hole Challenge in Randall-Sundrum II Model (pp. 59-72)
Nikolaos D. Pappas (Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Zografou University Campus, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4 - Gravitational Collapse in Alternative Theories of Gravity (pp. 73-108)
Jackson Levi Said (Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy, University of Malta, Msida, MSD, Malta)

Chapter 5 - Observational Limits on Modern Extended Gravity Models (pp. 109-122)
S. O. Alexeyev, K. A. Rannu, P. I. Dyadina and B. N. Latosh (Sternberg Astronomical Institute of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Universitetsky Prospekt, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 6 - Generalised Brans-Dicke Models from Kaluza-Klein Reductions (pp. 123-130)
Davood Momeni and Ratbay Myrzakulov (Eurasian International Center for Theoretical Physics, Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan)

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