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TIME TRAVEL (M2, Visser)

Lecture Topic : (Math Physics) TIME TRAVEL (M2, Visser)

Prerequisites : Quantum Mechanics (Sen and M1); General Relativity (M1); Quantum Field Theory (QFT) (M1); Cosmology (M2); General Topology (M1);

Recommended Text(s) :

“Lorentzian Wormholes : From Einstein to Halking”, Matt Visser, AIP Press, 1996

Approx price new on Amazon.com (hard copy) : $34

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Lectures and Links :

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Lecture 1  (link)

Ch.1   Introduction

Ch.2   General Relativity

Ch.3   Quantum Field Theory

Ch.4   Units and Natural Scales

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Lecture 2  (link)

Ch.5   TheEinstein-RosenBridge

Ch.6   Spacetime Foam

Ch.7   The Kerr Wormhole

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Lecture 3  (link)

Ch.8   The Cosmological Constant

Ch.9   Wormhole Taxonomy

Ch.10  Interregnum

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Lecture 4  (link)

Ch.11  Traversable Wormholes

Ch.12  Energy Conditions

Ch.13  Engineering Considerations

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Lecture 5  (link)

Ch.14   Thin Shells : Formalism

Ch.15   Thin Shells : Wormholes

Ch.16   Topological Censorship

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Lecture 6  (link)

Ch.17   Chronology : Basic Notions

Ch.18   From Wormhole to Time Machine

Ch.19   Response to the Paradoxes

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Lecture 7  (link)

Ch.20   Semi Classical Quantum Gravity

Ch.21   van Vleck Determinants : Formalism

Ch.22   van Vleck Determinants : Wormholes

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Lecture 8  (link)

Ch.23   Singularity Structure

Ch.24   Minisuperspace Wormholes

Ch.25   Where We Stand

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