Thank you. I may normally love technical exposition as much as layman explanation, but I've got a horrible headache, and it shows no sign of subsiding (only getting worse [b(]), and so a little easy explanation is most welcome.Originally posted by marcus
Mentat, I know you can handle technical exposition (with equations and such) but I'm going to suggest a few pages of
plain words with little or no math, in case you want a different person's perspective.
It works. I will begin reading it ASAP. Thank you.Pages 6 through 9 of Rovelli's "Living Reviews in Relativity" article
the topic headings (he follows an outline) are
2. Quantum Gravity: Where are we?
2.1 What is the problem? The view of a high energy physicist.
2.2 What is the problem? The view of a relativist.
It is a stock presentation of the cultural split between General Relativity and string thought, and the two approaches to quantizing gravity. The other reviews and survey papers I can think of go over the same situation in much the same way.
I hope this link works
I will get some other links but have to go now. If the link doesnt work I will try to correct it as soon as I have a moment
Living Reviews in Relativity is put on line by the Max Planck Institute of Gravitation Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at Berlin
they invited Rovelli to do one of the first articles, I gather