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Classical and Quantum Approaches to Thermodynamical Aspects of Gravitation

Call for Papers

Thermodynamics meets gravity in a variety of contexts. A well-known and still intriguing relation occurs in the physics of black holes. There entropy is found proportional to the area, which connects with holography and recent attempts to connect strongly coupled field theories with gravity. Quantum mechanics also enters there, for example, as in the evaporation and thermal radiation of a black hole. Clearly also energy conservation (first law) and relaxation processes to thermal equilibrium (zeroth law) can be discussed in a gravity context. Moreover, the Einstein equation can be recast into the first law of thermodynamics. Thermal nature of black hole’s event horizon also motivates to investigate the microscopic structure of space.

We would like to invite researchers to contribute articles (which also include reviews) on various thermal and statistical aspects of gravitation. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Statistics and thermodynamics of black holes horizons
  • Thermodynamics of cosmological models
  • Geometrothermodynamics
  • AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Emergent and entropic gravity models
  • Holography and gravity
  • Thermodynamical aspects of Lanczos-Lovelock models

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amp/therd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 12 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mubasher Jamil, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan

Guest Editors

  • Davood Momeni, Department of General and Theoretical Physics, Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Asghar Qadir, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hernando Quevedo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, DF, Mexico