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Quantum Gravity

Claus Kiefer


This book is concerned with the attempts to unify Einstein's theory of general relativity and quantum theory into a theory of quantum gravity. Among the approaches include canonical quantum gravity (including loop quantum gravity), covariant quantum gravity, and string theory. The book also discusses the relevance of these theories for cosmology and the physics of black holes. Chapter 1 gives a general introduction into the problem of quantizing the gravitational field. Chapter 2 then presents the main covariant approaches — perturbation theory and Feynman diagrammes, path integrals, and super ... More

Keywords: quantum gravity, string theory, loop quantum gravity, Wheeler-DeWitt equation, quantum cosmology, black holes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212521
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claus Kiefer, author
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany
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