Squaring the Circle: Gleb Wataghin and the Prehistory of Quantum Gravity

Studies in the History and the Philosophy of Modern Physics 46 (2):217-227 (2014)
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The early history of the attempts to unify quantum theory with the general theory of relativity is depicted through the work of the under--appreciated Italo-Brazilian physicist Gleb Wataghin, who is responsible for many of the ideas that the quantum gravity community is entertaining today.

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