Hilbert's Foundation of Physics: From a Theory of Everything to a Constituent of General Relativity

@article{Renn2007HilbertsFO,
  title={Hilbert's Foundation of Physics: From a Theory of Everything to a Constituent of General Relativity},
  author={J. Renn and J. Stachel},
  journal={Boston studies in the philosophy of science},
  year={2007},
  volume={250},
  pages={857-9973}
}
  • J. Renn, J. Stachel
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Boston studies in the philosophy of science
  • Remarkably, Einstein was not the first to discover the correct form of the law of warpage [of space-time, i.e. the gravitational field equations], the form that obeys his relativity principle. Recognition for the first discovery must go to Hilbert. In autumn 1915, even as Einstein was struggling toward the right law, making mathematical mistake after mistake, Hilbert was mulling over the things he had learned from Einstein’s summer visit to Göttingen. While he was on an autumn vacation on the… CONTINUE READING
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