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Quantum Gravity in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

A Sourcebook

Alexander S. Blum, Dean Rickles (eds.)

 

Submitted by: Carlo Rovelli and Jürgen Renn

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ISBN: 978-3-945561-31-7
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Publication Date: July 30, 2018

Preface

Acknowledgements

Dimensions and Domains

1Quantum Theory Meets Gravitation: First Encounters
Dean Rickles

2Albert Einstein (1916): Näherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation

3Arthur Stanley Eddington (1918): Gravitation and the Principle of Relativity II

4George B. Jeffery (1921): The Field of an Electron on Einstein’s Theory of Gravitation

Shifting Boundaries between Quantum Theory and Relativity

5Where to Start? First Interactions between Wave Mechanics and General Relativity
Alexander Blum

6Théophile de Donder and Frans Henri van den Dungen (1926): La quantification déduite de la Gravifique einsteinienne

7Théophile de Donder (1926): Application de la quantification déduite de la Gravifique einsteinienne

8Oskar Klein (1926): Quantentheorie und fünfdimensionale Relativitätstheorie

9Oskar Klein (1927): Zur fünfdimensionalen Darstellung der Relativitätstheorie

10Hugo Tetrode (1928): Allgemein-relativistische Quantentheorie des Elektrons

11Vladimir Fock (1929): Geometrisierung der Diracschen Theorie des Elektrons

12Hermann Weyl (1929): Elektron und Gravitation

13Erwin Schrödinger (1932): Diracsches Elektron im Schwerefeld I

14Leopold Infeld and Bartel van der Waerden (1933): Die Wellengleichung des Elektrons in der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie

15Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld and Banesh Hoffmann (1938): The Gravitational Equations and the Problem of Motion

16Erwin Schrödinger (1940): The General Theory of Relativity and Wave Mechanics

The Quantization of Gravity

17Without New Difficulties: Quantum Gravity and the Crisis of the Quantum Field Theory Program
Alexander Blum

18Léon Rosenfeld (1930): Zur Quantelung der Wellenfelder

19Léon Rosenfeld (1930): Über die Gravitationswirkungen des Lichts

20Matvei Bronstein (1936): Quantentheorie schwacher Gravitationsfelder

21Jacques Solomon (1938): Gravitation et Quanta

22Paul Weiss (1938): On the Hamilton-Jacobi Theory and Quantization of a Dynamical Continuum

23Markus Fierz and Wolfgang Pauli (1939): On Relativistic Wave Equations for Particles of Arbitrary Spin in an Electromagnetic Field

Discreteness and Divergences

24The Emergence of Quantum Geometry
Dean Rickles

25Victor Ambarzumian and Dmitri Iwanenko (1930): Zur Frage nach Vermeidung der unendlichen Selbstrückwirkung des Elektrons

26Werner Heisenberg (1938): Über die in der Theorie der Elementarteilchen auftretende universelle Länge

27Hartland S. Snyder (1946): Quantized Space-Time

28Chen-Ning Yang (1947): On Quantized Space-Time

29Nathan Rosen (1947): Statistical Geometry and Fundamental Particles

30Alfred Schild (1948): Discrete Space-Time and Integral Lorentz Transformations

Gauge and Constraints

31The Genesis of Canonical Quantum Gravity
Alexander Blum, Donald Salisbury

32Peter G. Bergmann (1949): Non-Linear Field Theories

33Peter G. Bergmann and Johanna H. M. Brunings (1949): Non-Linear Field Theories II: Canonical Equations and Quantization

34P. A. M. Dirac (1950): Generalized Hamiltonian Dynamics

35Felix Pirani and Alfred Schild (1950): On the Quantization of the Gravitational Field Equations