Some remarks on the genesis of scalar-tensor theories

  title={Some remarks on the genesis of scalar-tensor theories},
  author={H. Goenner},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  • H. Goenner
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
Between 1941 and 1962, scalar-tensor theories of gravitation were suggested four times by different scientists in four different countries. The earliest originator, the Swiss mathematician W. Scherrer, was virtually unknown until now whereas the chronologically latest pair gave their names to a multitude of publications on Brans–Dicke theory. P. Jordan, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, and Y. Thiry, known by his book on celestial mechanics, a student of the… Expand

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