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Thermal Field Theories - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444889034, 9780444598813

Thermal Field Theories

1st Edition

Editors: H. Ezawa T. Arimitsu Yasushi Hashimoto
eBook ISBN: 9780444598813
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 3rd June 1991
Page Count: 624
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Table of Contents

Opening address. 1. Aspects of Thermal Field Theories. Contributors: D. Boyanovsky, H. Ezawa, R. Holman, M. Ichiyanagi, H. Matsumoto, K. Nakamura, M. Suzuki, K. Tanabe, Ch. G. van Weert, K. Watanabe, G.R. Welch. 2. Methods of Thermal Field Theories. Contributors: L.-Y. Chen, R. Kobes, F. Mancini, A. Niegawa, J.P. Paz, Z-B.Su, L. Yu. 3. Concepts of Thermal Field Theories. Contributors: T. Arimitsu, E. Celeghini, H. Ezawa, Y. Hashimoto, B.-L. Hu, K. Iwasawa, A. Mann, T. Marumori, K. Nakamura, M. Rasetti, M. Revzen, F. Sakata, H. Umezawa, G. Vitiello. 4. Applications of Thermal Field Theories. 4.1 Nuclear Physics. Contributors: A. Kuriyama, L. Münchow, J. da Providencia, M. Yamamura. 4.2 Quantum Gravity. Contributor: A. Hosoya. 4.3 String Theories. Contributors: M.J. Bowick, E. Copeland, S. Holbraad, S. Yu. Khlebnikov, M. Knecht, Y. Leblanc, H. Okada, R. Rivers, A. Tsuchiya, J.C. Wallet. 4.4 Gauge Fields. Contributors: R.F. Alvarez-Estrada, J. Cleymans, I. Dadic, E. Dagotto, K. Enqvist, Al. R. Kavalov, R.L. Mkrtchyan, H. Nakkagawa, M. Ogilvie, A. Rebhan, I. Zahed. 5. Topics of Thermal Field Theories. Contributors: T. Arimitsu, M. Ban, P. Elmfors, T. Evans, Y. Georgelin, H. Hara, A. Holz, I. Ito, T. Iwasaki, T. Kon, Y. Leblanc, M. Lutz, S. Midorikawa, A. Moreo, M. Nakamura, Y. Nakano, M. Ochiai, K. Ohnishi, R. Ozao, J.P. Paz, T. Saito, B.-S. Skagerstam, Y.H. Tamura, S. Takagi, K. Tanabe, F. Willeboordse, Y. Yamanaka, Y. Yamazaki.


Theories of quantum fields at non-zero temperature have been steadily developed for well over a decade. In 1988, as a result of the increased demand for communication among theorists working in different fields ranging from condensed matter physics to high energy physics and astrophysics, the first international meeting was organized (the proceedings of which have been published in Physica A 158, 1989). This 2nd workshop covers similar fields, namely equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, quantum optics, high-temperature gauge-field theories, string theories, statistical theories of gravitation and cosmology. The resulting proceedings reflect the progress made in the respective fields, identify the major common problems and suggest possible directions for their solutions.


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About the Editors

H. Ezawa

T. Arimitsu

Yasushi Hashimoto

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Agriculture, Ehime University, Tarumi, Matsuyama, Japan