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Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

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. It presents, for the first time, most of the approaches in a single textbook. Among them are 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. The first chapter gives a general introduction to the problem of quantizing the gravitational field. The second chapter then presents the main covariant app ... More

Keywords: Quantum gravity, string theory, loop quantum gravity, Wheeler-DeWitt equation, quantum cosmology, black holes, Hawking radiation foundations of quantum theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199585205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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