The Mathematicians’ Happy Hunting Ground: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

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There is hardly any doubt that for physics special relativity theory is of much greater consequence than the general theory. The reverse situation prevails with respect to mathematics: there special relativity theory had comparatively little, general relativity theory very considerable, influence, above all upon the development of a general scheme for differential geometry. —Hermann Weyl, “Relativity as a Stimulus to Mathematical Research,” pp. 536–537.

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Rowe, D.E. The Mathematicians’ Happy Hunting Ground: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. The Mathematical Intelligencer 26, 58–62 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02985656

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