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I am a postdoc in mathematics, but have my degree in theoretical physics. My work is about mathematical structures motivated from quantum field theory and string theory. For more see my personal web on the nLab.


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comment Did Hilbert publish general relativity field equation before Einstein?
...listed here: ncatlab.org/nlab/show/Einstein-Hilbert+action#History
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comment Did Hilbert publish general relativity field equation before Einstein?
This is an excellent collection of quotes, thanks! It does seem to me, though, that Hilbert was quite fond of his way of deriving the equations and behind all the politeness was a feeling of superiority. Because in one of his "Lectures on the Foundations of Physics" that Hilbert gave a few days after Einstein's article surfaced he speaks of the work of Civita, Weyl, Schouten, Eddington and culminating in Einstein as a "colossal detour" and concludes that Einstein's equations confirm his variational computation is a "nice consistency check" (German: "schöne Gewähr"). See the citations listed..
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comment Hilbert, Gödel, and “God equations” - a 19th century lesson for 21st century physicists?
Thanks Xiao-Gang Wen for this translation of the famous paragraph from the Dao-De-Jing. Re-reading it now it is striking how similar this is to Hegel's metaphysics in his "Science of Logic": ncatlab.org/nlab/show/Science+of+Logic
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