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Why quantum gravity?

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This introductory chapter presents the general motivations for constructing a quantum theory of gravity. The main argument is the conceptual incompleteness of present theoretical physics. The chapter ... More


Why Quantum Gravity?

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212521
eISBN:
9780191707377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212521.003.01
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This introductory chapter presents the general motivation for constructing a quantum theory of gravity. The main motivation is the conceptual incompleteness of present theoretical physics. It ... More


Geon Wheeler

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter focuses on John Wheeler’s work on geons and geometrodynamics which would lead to many concepts and results that would be of importance to quantum gravity research - these projects, ... More


Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Dean Rickles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The problem of quantum gravity is often viewed as the most pressing unresolved problem of modern physics, the ‘holy grail’: our theories of spacetime and matter, described respectively by general ... More


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