Special Issue "Symmetries in Gravity Research: Classical and Quantum"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 133

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Carlos Frajuca
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanics, Sao Paulo Federal Institute (IFSP), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: gravitation; gravitational waves detectors
Prof. Dr. Nadja Simão Magalhães
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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Diadema 09913-030, Brazil
Interests: physics (with emphasis on gravitation and astrophysics, including cosmology); engineering (with emphasis on signal analysis, mathematical modelling of systems and electromechanical transducers)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The analysis of symmetries is often performed to investigate, simplify and solve physical problems. For instance, in general relativity (GR), spherical symmetry is important in calculating the Schwarzschild solution, as well as in proving the nonexistence of gravitational radiation emission from a spherically pulsating star. Symmetries also relate to preserved properties as geodesics in spacetime. 

Two pillars of modern physics, GR and quantum mechanics (QM), separately agree well with experimental tests in certain domains. However, when the two theories are applied to describe the same phenomenon, they are likely to fail as GR resources do not work properly within the domains of QM. It is believed that GR is a low-gravitational field approximation to a more fundamental theory, quantum gravity (QG), which may require the development of new approaches to gravity for its full description.

In order to develop QG or to have a better understanding of gravitation, it is unavoidable to study gravity in the strong regime, which is still experimentally unattainable. One compelling option is to explore symmetries to understand gravitation in this regime.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Frajuca
Prof. Dr. Nadja Simão Magalhães
Guest Editors

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  • symmetries
  • symmetries in gravitation
  • symmetries in quantum gravity
  • preserving properties in gravitation
  • symmetries in general relativity

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