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Conceptual and geometrical problems in quantum gravity

  • C. J. Isham
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 396)

Abstract

A summary is given of some of the conceptual and geometrical problems that arise in various attempts to construct a quantum theory of gravity. Particular emphasis is placed on the canonical quantisation of general relativity and the problem of ‘time’.

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Quantum Theory Quantum Gravity Canonical Variable Quantum Cosmology Spacetime Manifold 
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  • C. J. Isham
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  1. 1.Blackett LaboratoryImperial College of Science and TechnologySouth KensingtonUK

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