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The quest for quantum gravity

Abstract

One of the greatest challenges facing theoretical physics lies in reconciling Einstein`s classical theory of gravity - general relativity -with quantum field theory. Although both theories have been experimentally supported in their respective regimes, they are as compatible as a square peg and a round hole. This article summarises the current status of the superstring approach to the problem, the status of the Ashtekar program, and problem of time in quantum gravity.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1995
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
UM-P-95/24
Reference Number:
SCA: 661100; PA: AIX-26:070353; EDB-95:138563; ERA-20:030867; NTS-96:007761; SN: 95001471723
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: This presentation is based on interviews with Chris Isham, Ed Witten and Abhay Ashekar.; PBD: Mar 1995
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; QUANTUM GRAVITY; SUPERSTRING MODELS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY; HILBERT SPACE; MANY-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; RENORMALIZATION; SPACE-TIME
OSTI ID:
110606
Research Organizations:
Melbourne Univ., Parkville, VIC (Australia). School of Physics
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96602803; TRN: AU9514671070353
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE96602803
Submitting Site:
AUN
Size:
18 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Au, G. The quest for quantum gravity. Australia: N. p., 1995. Web.
Au, G. The quest for quantum gravity. Australia.
Au, G. 1995. "The quest for quantum gravity." Australia.
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place = {Australia}
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