The Universe of General Relativity

  • A. J. Kox
  • Jean Eisenstaedt
Conference proceedings

Part of the Einstein Studies book series (EINSTEIN, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daniel Kennefick
    Pages 109-124
  3. Robert Rynasiewicz
    Pages 137-156
  4. José M. Sánchez-Ron
    Pages 189-221
  5. Daniela Wünsch
    Pages 277-302
  6. James Mattingly
    Pages 327-338
  7. Joshua Goldberg
    Pages 357-371

About these proceedings


This volume from the Einstein Studies Series is based largely on papers presented at the Sixth International Conference on the History of General Relativity, held in Amsterdam on June 26-29, 2002. These contributions from notable experts offer both new and historical insights on gravitation, general relativity, cosmology, unified field theory, and the history of science.

Topics discussed include the prehistory of special relativity, early attempts at a relativistic theory of gravitation, the beginnings of general relativity, the problem of motion in the context of relativity, conservation laws, the axiomatization of relativity, classical and contemporary cosmology, gravitation and electromagnetism, quantum gravity, and relativity as seen through the eyes of the public and renowned relativists.

Contributors: K. Brading; G. Gale; H.F.M. Goenner; J. Goldberg; S. Katzir; D. Kennefick; H. Kragh; C. Lehner; U. Majer; J. Mattingly; E.T. Newman; J.D. Norton; J. Renn; R. Rynasiewicz; J.M. Sánchez-Ron; T. Sauer; C. Smeenk; J. Stachel; M. Wazeck; and D. Wünsch.


Cosmology Gravity History of Mathematics Relativity Special relativity Universe axiomatization general relativity science

Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. Kox
    • 1
  • Jean Eisenstaedt
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituut voor Theoretische FysicaUniversiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Observatoire de ParisSYRTE/UMR8630-CNRSParis CedexFrance

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