Asymptotic quantization of the gravitational field

Abhay Ashtekar

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A new approach to quantum gravity is proposed. The framework is sufficiently general to handle nontrivial space-time topologies required, e.g., in the black-hole formation and evaporation processes, and yet it incorporates notions such as energy-momentum, angular momentum, spin, mass, and discrete symmetries, normally associated with the Poincaré group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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