General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 43, Issue 12, pp 3247–3251 | Cite as

General relativity at Syracuse in the mid-fifties

  • Allen I. Janis
Review Article


A brief survey is given of the work of the relativity group at Syracuse University during the period 1953–1957. The two main thrusts of the research during this period were the search for the true observables of general relativity and the construction of a suitable commutator bracket.


Observables Commutators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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