General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 267–283 | Cite as

Republication of: Quantum theory of weak gravitational fields

  • Matvei BronsteinEmail author
Golden Oldie


This is an English translation of a paper by Matvei Bronstein, first published in German in 1936 in a long-extinct Soviet journal, in which he presented the first attempt at quantizing a weak (linearized) gravitational field, rather modern in its approach. The paper has been selected by the Editors of General Relativity and Gravitation for re-publication in the Golden Oldies series of the journal. This republication is accompanied by an editorial note written by Stanley Deser and Alexei Starobinsky, and Bronstein’s brief biography written by Stanley Deser.


Quantum Theory Commutation Relation Gravitational Wave Test Body Weak Gravitational Field 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LeningradUSSR

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