Abstract

Attempts to obtain a quantum theory of gravitation are reviewed. The essential ideas of those programmes on which extensive work has been done are discussed. Successes and difficulties of each of these programmes are described. The attempts are divided into two broad classes: those based on the techniques of canonical quantization and those based on the techniques of quantum field theory. The authors approach is rather geometrical, an approach which facilitates the comparison of various programmes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number001
Pages (from-to)1211-1256
Number of pages46
JournalReports on Progress in Physics
Volume37
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

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Ashtekar, Abhay ; Geroch, R. / Quantum theory of gravitation. In: Reports on Progress in Physics. 1974 ; Vol. 37, No. 10. pp. 1211-1256.
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Quantum theory of gravitation. / Ashtekar, Abhay; Geroch, R.

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