Fields Institute Communications 1997; 373 pp; hardcover Volume: 15 ISBN10: 0821805231 ISBN13: 9780821805237 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: FIC/15
 This volume is the refereed proceedings of the Sixth Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics held in May 1995 at the University of New Brunswick. The book includes invited talks and contributed talks and posters including stateoftheart reviews of many of the most recent important developments in gravitational physics. This book would serve as a good supplement to standard texts on the topic. Features:  Review articles in key areas: black holes, numerical relativity, etc.
 Contributions covering most of gravitational physics.
 Useful articles for students who wish to begin exploring the issues discussed.
 Invited talks given by researchers known for their ability to communicate their expertise.
Titles in this series are copublished with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Readership Graduate students, mathematicians, theoretical and mathematical physicists interested in general relativity and high energy physics; astrophysicists, astronomers, and differential geometers. Table of Contents Invited Talks  C. P. Burgess, R. C. Myers, and F. Quevedo  Four dimensional black holes and duality in superstring theory
 A. A. Coley  Selfsimilarity and cosmology
 J. L. Friedman  Field theory on spacetimes that are not globally hyperbolic
 J. Isenberg  Solving the Einstein constraint equations
 W. Israel  Covariant doublenull dynamics and the internal geometry of aspherical black holes
 D. LouisMartinez and G. Kunstatter  Charged black holes in generic 2D dilaton gravity
 E. Poisson  Gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries
 J. Pullin  Colliding black holes with linearized gravity
 C. G. Torre  Spinors, jets, and the Einstein equations
 R. M. Wald  The laws of black hole mechanics in an arbitrary Lagrangian theory of gravity
 M. J. West  Black holes, galaxy formation and the largescale structure of the universe
Contributed Talks and Posters  P. Anninos, D. Hobill, E. Seidel, L. Smarr, and W.M. Suen  When black holes collide
 P. M. Benoit and A. A. Coley  A new class of spherically symmetric perfect fluid solutions with kinematic selfsimilarity
 A. Billyard and P. S. Wesson  A wavelike solution in KaluzaKlein theory
 A. Bonanno  Mass inflation in a rotating charged hole
 S. P. Braham  Quantum black holes and hypertime
 J. Carot and J. da Costa  Symmetries of matter distributions
 A. Chamblin  Topology and causal structure
 K. C. K. Chan  Charged dilaton black holes with unusual asymptotics
 K. C.K. Chu, C. E. Farell, G. J. Fee, and R. G. McLenaghan  General relativity calculations in Maple
 A. A. Coley  Vacuum solutions of GaussBonnet theory and induced cosmological models
 J. D. E. Creighton and R. B. Mann  Quasilocal formalism for dilaton gravity with YangMills fields
 B. Darian and H. P. Künzle  EinsteinYangMills cosmology with Taubtype symmetry
 G. Davies  Using the Schrödinger equation for astrophysical and cosmological simulations
 J.G. Demers  Decoherence of the Unruh detector
 J.G. Demers, R. Lafrance, and R. C. Myers  Black hole entropy and renormalization
 K. A. Dunn, T. A. Harriott, and J. G. Williams  Matching conditions for the 1+1 de Sitter kinked spacetime
 V. Faraoni, F. I. Cooperstock, and J. M. Overduin  COBE Constraints on KaluzaKlein cosmologies
 A. Feinstein, J. Ibáñez, and R. Lazkoz  Cosmologies with twodimensional inhomogeneity
 S. W. Goode and S. Bullock  Stiff matter \(G_{2}\) cosmologies
 G. S. Hall  Projective symmetry in spacetimes
 D. Kalligas and P. S. Wesson  Light repulsion in higherdimensional relativity
 N. Kaloper  A nogo theorem in string cosmology
 M. Kavian, R. G. McLenaghan, and K. O. Geddes  MapleTensor: A new system for performing indicial and component tensor calculations by computer
 R. R. Khuri and R. C. Myers  Lowenergy scattering of extreme black holes in string theory
 E. A. Martinez  Entropy of eternal black holes
 R. G. McLenaghan and F. D. Sasse  Nonexistence of Petrov type III spacetimes on which Weyl's neutrino equation and Maxwell's equations satisfy Huygens' principle
 R. G. McLenaghan and D. M. Walker  Symmetry operators for the Weyl neutrino equation on curved spacetime
 G. Michaud and R. C. Myers  Twodimensional dilaton black holes
 J. R. Mureika and R. B. Mann  Gravitationallyinduced threeflavor neutrino oscillations as a possible solution to the solar neutrino problem
 P. Musgrave and K. Lake  Differential invariants and regularity
 P. Musgrave, D. Pollney, and K. Lake  GRTensorII: A computer algebra system for general relativity
 G. P. Perry and F. I. Cooperstock  Exact solution for two charged spherically symmetric sources in equilibrium
 J. Ponce de Leon and P. S. Wesson  The equation of motion in higherdimensional gravity
 D. S. Salopek  The nature of cosmic time
 K. Schleich and D. Witt  Numerical quantum gravity by dynamical triangulation
 B. O. J. Tupper  Conformal motions in spherical and plane symmetric spacetimes
 R. van den Hoogen  Dissipative cosmology
 J. G. Williams and P. D. Zvengrowski  Counting kinks in 1+1 dimensions
 D. Witt and K. Schleich  Toward a definition of chaos for general relativity
 E. Woolgar  Causal precedence formalism
 Appendix: List of participants
