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|Gravitational wave detection|
|A cosmological background of gravitational waves produced by supernovae in the early universe||D.G. Blair and L. Ju||1|
|The development of technology for high performance laser interferometer gravitational wave detectors at the UWA||C.N. Zhao, J. Winterflood, M. Taniwaki, M. Notcutt, J. Liu, L. Ju, D.G. Blair||7|
|Post-Newtonian smooth particle hydrodynamics||M.C. Thompson and J.J. Monaghan||13|
|Einstein equations in the null quasi-spherical gauge: Progress report||Robert Bartnik||25|
|Spectral collocation methods for solution of Einstein's equations in null quasi-spherical coordinates||Andrew H. Norton||39|
|Computational methods in the physical interpretation of Robinson-Trautman spacetimes||Daniel A. Prager and Anthony W.C. Lun||48|
|Using Riemann normal coordinates in numerical relativity||Leo Brewin||60|
|An application of Regge calculus to axisymmetric initial data||A.P. Gentle and L.C. Brewin||68|
|Mathematical relativity and classical gravitation|
|The cosmological singularity||Peter Szekeres||79|
|The gravitational effects of cusps on cosmic strings||Malcolm R. Anderson||93|
|Square of general relativity||D.V. Gal'tsov||105|
|Remarks on the Yilmaz and Alley papers||Edward D. Fackerell||117|
|On the key functions of axisymmetric gravitation||P.C. Waylen||132|
|Debye potentials for the massless Dirac equation in algebraically special spacetimes||Philip Charlton||135|
|Gauge invariant perturbations of black holes using the modified Newman-Penrose formalism||Joe F.Q. Fernandes and Anthony W.C. Lun||146|
|How wrinkled is the surface of a black hole?||Rafael D. Sorkin||163|
|Quantum cosmology, supersymmetry, and the problem of time||Hugh Luckock||175|
|Solving the fine-tuning problem of inflation||Andrew Matacz||191|
|Quantum gravity: A brief review||Tze-Chuen Toh||196|
|Holonomies in quantum gravity||E.E. Wood||210|
|Pregeometric modelling of the spacetime phenomenon||Reginald T. Cahill and Christopher M. Klinger||217|
|Polarisation of instantons in the SO(4) gauge theory results in gravity||M.Yu. Kuchiev||228|
|List of participants: Postscript, PDF||240|