
Title  Classical and Quantum Aspects of Gravity in Relation to the Emergent Paradigm 
Author(s)  by Sumanta Chakraborty 
Description  XXI, 263 p. 26 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This thesis explores the connection between gravity and thermodynamics and provides a unification scheme that opens up new directions of exploration. Further elaborating on the Hawking effect and the possibility of singularity avoidance, the author not only discusses the information loss paradox at a broader level but also provides a possible solution to it. As the final frontier, it describes some novel effects arising from the microscopic structure of spacetime. Taken as a whole, the thesis addresses three major research areas in gravitational physics: it starts with classical gravity, proceeds to the black hole information loss paradox, and closes with Planck scale physics. ??The thesis is written in a lucid and pedagogical style, with an introduction accessible to researchers from other branches of physics and a discuss ion presenting open questions and future directions, which will benefit and hopefully inspire nextgeneration researchers 
Contents Note  Part I: Introduction and Motivation  It is all About Gravity  Part II: Geometrical Aspects of Gravitational Action  Setting the Stage: Review of Previous Results  Alternative Geometrical Variables in LanczosLovelock Gravity  Part III: Thermodynamics, Gravity and Null Surfaces  ??Thermodynamic Interpretation of Geometrical Variables  Spacetime Evolution and Equipartition in LanczosLovelock Gravity  LanczosLovelock Gravity from a Thermodynamic Perspective  Null Surface Geometry and Associated Thermodynamics  Entropy of a Generic Null Surface from its Associated Virasoro Algebra  Part IV: Classical Gravity, Quantum Matter  A Quantum Peek Inside the Black Hole Event Horizon  Information Retrieval from Black Holes  Dynamic Realization of the Unruh Effect for a Geodesic Observer  Part V: Zero Point LengthTowards Quantum Gravity  Spacetime with Zero Point Length is TwoDimensional at the Planck Scale  Part VI: Summary and Outlook  Summary and Outlook 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. COSMOLOGY
3. GRAVITATION
4. PHYSICS
5. THERMODYNAMICS

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