Abstract

The goal of this article is to present a brief history of quantum gravity for a general audience. While familiarity with basic ideas and notions of contemporary physics is assumed, technicalities are kept to a minimum and use of equations is avoided. Rather, the emphasis is on providing a coherent picture of the evolution of ideas and the current status of the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Legacy of Albert Einstein
Subtitle of host publicationA Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages69-92
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789812772718
ISBN (Print)9812704809, 9789812700490
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Ashtekar, A. (2006). The winding road to quantum gravity. In The Legacy of Albert Einstein: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of the Year of Physics (pp. 69-92). World Scientific Publishing Co.. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812772718_0005