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Esposito, Giampiero was born on August 12, 1962 in Cercola, Naples, Italy. Son of Gennaro and Giuseppina (Smacchia) Esposito.
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The first aim of this book is to describe recent work on the problem of boundary conditions in one-loop quantum cosmology. The motivation is to understand whether supersymmetric theories are one-loop finite in the presence of boundaries. The second aim of the book is to present a recent, entirely new study of the singularity problem for space-times with torsion. The book is written in self-contained form. In many cases problems have been initially formulated in the simplest possible way, and finally presented and solved at increasing levels of complexity. Readers will find here a detailed and updated study of quantum cosmology, its motivation, and application to perturbative quantum gravity. Moreover, this is the first book which enables the reader to learn techniques used in classical gravity and quantum cosmology.
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This book is aimed at theoretical and mathematical physicists and mathematicians interested in modern gravitational physics. I have thus tried to use language familiar to readers working on classical and quantum gravity, paying attention both to difficult calculations and to existence theorems, and discussing in detail the current literature. The first aim of the book is to describe recent work on the problem of boundary conditions in one-loop quantum cosmology. The motivation of this research was to under stand whether supersymmetric theories are one-loop finite in the presence of boundaries, with application to the boundary-value problemsoccurring in quantum cosmology. Indeed, higher-loop calculations in the absence of boundaries are already available in the litera ture, showing that supergravity is not finite. I believe, however, that one-loop calculations in the presence of boundaries are more fundamental, in that they provide a more direct check of the inconsistency of supersymmetric quantum cosmology from the perturbative point of view. It therefore appears that higher-order calculations are not strictly needed, if the one-loop test already yields negative results. Even though the question is not yet settled, this research has led to many interesting, new applications of areas of theoretical and mathematical physics such as twistor theory in flat space, self-adjointness theory, the generalized Riemann zeta-function, and the theory of boundary counterterms in super gravity. I have also compared in detail my work with results by other authors, explaining, whenever possible, the origin of different results, the limits of my work and the unsolved problems.
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Esposito, Giampiero was born on August 12, 1962 in Cercola, Naples, Italy. Son of Gennaro and Giuseppina (Smacchia) Esposito.
Degree in Physics, University Naples, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1991.
Postdoctoral fellow International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 1992-1993, Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Naples, 1991-1992, research fellow, since 1993.
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Author: Quantum Gravity, Quantum Cosmology and Lorentzian Geometries, 1992, 94, Complex General Relativity, 1995, Euclidean Quantum Gravity on Manifolds with Boundary, 1997.
Fellow Cambridge Philosophical Society (life), Italian Physical Society, Italian Society for General Relativity and Gravitational Physics.