This volume offers a comprehensive overview of our understanding of gravity at both the experimental and the theoretical level. Critical reviews by experts cover topics ranging from astrophysics (anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, gamma ray bursts, neutron stars and astroparticles), cosmology, the status of gravitational wave sources and detectors, verification of Newton's law at short distances, the equivalence principle, gravito-magnetism, measurement theory, time machines and the foundations of Einstein's theory, to string theory and loop quantum gravity.
Sub-millimeter tests of the gravitational inverse square law, E. Adelberger; imaging the early universe with the boomerang experiment, P. De Bernardis; sources of gravitational waves, V. Ferrari; gravitational radiation - a tool for testing general relativity, C. Will; computational simulation of black hole collisions, R. Matzner; gravito-magnetism - theory and measurement, I. Ciufolini; recent developments in astro-particle physics, A. Riotto; three experimental paradoxes with a common Planck-scale interpretation, G. Amelino-Camelia; a string theorist's view of quantum gravity, G. Horowitz; non-perturbative quantum gravity - the state of the art, C. Rovelli; physics in the presence of a time machine, I. Novikov; space-time, general covariance, Dirac-Bergmann observables and non-inertial frames, L. Lusanna. (Part contents)
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