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Status of work by S. Deser?

  1. Oct 13, 2014 #1


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  3. Oct 15, 2014 #2


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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.
    ==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]
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
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