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Status of work by S. Deser?

  1. Oct 13, 2014 #1

    ohwilleke

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  3. Oct 15, 2014 #2

    marcus

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    I'll let other people speak from first hand knowledge and only mention that ADM formalism of GR is basic to most of the current work in quantum gravity and numerical GR.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADM_formalism
    ==quote wikip==
    The ADM formalism, named for its authors Richard Arnowitt, Stanley Deser and Charles W. Misner, is a Hamiltonian formulation of general relativity that plays an important role in quantum gravity and numerical relativity. It was first published in 1959.[2]

    The comprehensive review of the formalism that the authors published in 1962[3] has been reprinted in the journal General Relativity and Gravitation,[4] while the original papers can be found in the archives of Physical Review.[2][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
    ==endquote==
    In other words ADM is huge. If I understand correctly, the Ashtekar variables formulation of GR, which is the basis of LQG and probably a bunch of other approaches to QG, derives from ADM.
    You have indicated other claims to fame besides ADM, but ADM by itself seems to provide Deser a permanent place in history.
     
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