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Where We Stand Today

  • Joseph Kouneiher
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Abstract

In his work of 1918, Hermann Weyl extended the general theory of relativity, which Albert Einstein had set forth in the years 1915–1916, to unify the two field phenomena known at this time, namely those described by electromagnetic and gravitational fields. But more was at stake. At the beginning of the paper in which Weyl worked out the mathematical foundations of the theory, he observed.

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Acknowledgements

First of all, I apologize to those whose works I forgot to mention and which helped to improve the quality of the paper. Secondly, I would like to thank all my friends who have contributed to this volume, and all the colleagues who, through exchanges, suggestions or their own writings, have enriched the content of this paper. I am particularly grateful to Michael Atiyah, Alain Connes, Edward Witten, Roger Penrose, Misha Gromov, Ali Chamsddine, Lee Somlin, Jeremy Butterfield and John Stachel for exchanges and suggestions.

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  1. 1.Côte d’Azur University and Lab. ARTEMIS UMR 7250 (OCA, UCA, CNRS)NiceFrance
  2. 2.Nice and Sophia Antipolis UniversityNiceFrance

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