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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 987–995 | Cite as

Strong-field effects and time asymmetry in general relativity and in bimetric gravitation theory

  • Thibault Damour
Part I. Invited Papers Dedicated To Nathan Rosen

Abstract

The concepts underlying our present theoretical understanding of the radiative two-condensed-body problem in general relativity and in bimetric gravitation theory are critically reviewed. The relevance of the 1935 Einstein-Rosen “bridge” article is emphasized. The possibility (first suggested by N. Rosen, for the linearized approximation) of extending to gravity the Wheeler-Feynman time-symmetric approach is questioned.

Keywords

General Relativity Rosen Theoretical Understanding Gravitation Theory Time Asymmetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thibault Damour
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  1. 1.Groupe d'Astrophysique RelativisteObservatoire de Paris-MeudonMeudonFrance

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