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Euclidean Quantum Gravity

  1. Jul 23, 2005 #1


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    Stephen Hawking's latest preprint on Arxiv uses "Euclidean Quantum Gravity". In fact, he says:

    "I adopt the Euclidean approach [5], the only sane way to do quantum gravity nonperturbatively."

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  3. Jul 23, 2005 #2
    doesn't gr say that spacetime is non-euclidean?
  4. Jul 23, 2005 #3


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    Yes, that's the whole point. The quantum theory treatment of gravity (or the electro-magnetic force) is inconsistent with general relativity.
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