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Committee on Gravitational Physics

Publication

 

Gravitational Physics: Exploring the Structure of Space and Time

Released 1999

Gravitational Physics assesses the achievements of the field over the past decade in both theory and experiment, identifies the most promising opportunities for research in the next decade, and describes the resources necessary to realize those opportunities. A major theme running through the opportunities is the exploration of strong gravitational fields, such as those associated with black holes.

The book, part of the ongoing decadal survey Physics in a New Era, examines topics such as gravitational waves and their detection, classical and quantum theory of strong gravitational fields, precision measurements, and astronomical observations relevant to the predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity.


Committee Members and NRC Staff

 

James Burkett Hartle, Chair, University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric G. Adelberger, University of Washington
Abhay V. Ashtekar, Pennsylvania State University
Beverly K. Berger, Oakland University
Gary T. Horowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Peter F. Michelson, Stanford University
Ramesh Narayan, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Peter R. Saulson, Syracuse University
Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., Princeton University
Saul A. Teukolsky, Cornell University
Clifford M. Will, Washington University

NRC Staff

Donald C. Shapero, Director
Robert L Riemer, Senior Program Officer