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The Role of Gravitation in Physics

Report from the 1957 Chapel Hill Conference

Dean Rickles, Cécile M. DeWitt (eds)


Submitted by: Jürgen Renn, Alexander Blum and Peter Damerow

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Publication Date: Feb. 14, 2011



1The Chapel Hill Conference in Context
Dean Rickles

2The Authors

The Original Chapel Hill Report

Cécile DeWitt


Session I Unquantized General Relativity Chairman: B. S. DeWitt

3The Present Position of Classical Relativity Theory and Some of its Problems
John Wheeler

4The Experimental Basis of Einstein's Theory
R. H. Dicke

Session II Unquantized General Relativity, Continued
Chairman: P. G. Bergmann

5On the Integration of the Einstein Equations
André Lichnerowicz

6Remarks on Global Solutions
C. W. Misner

7Solving The Initial Value Problem Using Cartan Calculus
Y. Fourès

8Some Remarks on Cosmological Models
R. W. Bass, L. Witten

Session III Unquantized General Relativity, Continued
Chairman: H. Bondi

9Gravitational Waves
L. Marder, Presented by H. Bondi

10Gravitational Field of an Axially Symmetric System
N. Rosen, H. Shamir, Presented by F. Pirani

11The Dynamics of a Lattice Universe
R. W. Lindquist

Session IV Invited Reports on Cosmology Chairman: F. J. Belinfante

12Measurable Quantities that May Enable Questions of Cosmology to be Answered
Thomas Gold

13Radio Astronomical Measurements of Interest to Cosmology
A. E. Lilley

Session V Unquantized General Relativity, Concluded
Chairman: A. Lichnerowicz

14Measurement of Classical Gravitation Fields
Felix Pirani

15Correspondence in the Generalized Theory of Gravitation
Behram Kursunoglu

16Presentation of Work by T. Taniuchi
Ryoyu Utiyama

17Negative Mass in General Relativity
Hermann Bondi

Session VI Quantized General Relativity Chairman: J. A. Wheeler

18The Problems of Quantizing the Gravitational Field
P. G. Bergmann

19Conceptual Clock Models
H. Salecker

20The Three-Field Problem
F. J. Belinfante

Session VII Quantized General Relativity, Continued Chairman: A. Schild

21Quantum Gravidynamics
Bryce DeWitt

Session VIII Quantized General Relativity, Concluded Chairman: V. Bargmann

22The Possibility of Gravitational Quantization

23The Necessity of Gravitational Quantization

Closing Session Chairman: B. S. DeWitt

24Divergences in Quantized General Relativity
S. Deser

25Critical Comments
R. P. Feynman

26Summary of Conference
P. G. Bergmann

27An Expanded Version of the Remarks by R.P. Feynman on the Reality of Gravitational Waves