General relativity as an effective field theory: The leading quantum corrections.

@article{Donoghue1994GeneralRA,
  title={General relativity as an effective field theory: The leading quantum corrections.},
  author={Donoghue},
  journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
  year={1994},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={
          3874-3888
        }
}
  • Donoghue
  • Published 1994
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
I describe the treatment of gravity as a quantum effective field theory. This allows a natural separation of the (known) low energy quantum effects from the (unknown) high energy contributions. Within this framework, gravity is a well-behaved quantum field theory at ordinary energies. In studying the class of quantum corrections at low energy, the dominant effects at large distance can be isolated, as these are due to the propagation of the massless particles ( including gravitons) of the… Expand
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