All Physics Faculty Publications

Title

The Problems of Time and Observables: Some Recent Mathematical Results

Document Type

Unpublished Paper

Publication Date

1994

Abstract

We present 2 recent results on the problems of time and observables in canonical gravity. (1) We cannot use parametrized field theory to solve the problem of time because, strictly speaking, general relativity is not a parametrized field theory. (2) We show that there are essentially no local observables for vacuum spacetimes.

Comments

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http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9404029