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How does gravity escape a black hole?

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Resource recommendations [closed]

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Gauge symmetry is not a symmetry?

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A list of inconveniences between quantum mechanics and (general) relativity?

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The Role of Rigor [closed]

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Does a charged particle accelerating in a gravitational field radiate?

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What is the difference between Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics in a nutshell?

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Lev Landau's "Theoretical Minimum"

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What is behind the definitions of work and energy?

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What is the physical meaning of the connection and the curvature tensor?

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An explanation of Hawking Radiation

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What role does "spontaneous symmetry breaking" play in the "Higgs Mechanism"?

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Wick rotation in field theory - rigorous justification?

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Books that every physicist should read

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Suggested reading for quantum field theory in curved spacetime

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Wick rotation and spinors

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Argument about fallacy of ${\rm Diff}(M)$ being a gauge group for general relativity

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Systematic way to draw all inequivalent Feynman diagrams

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Criteria for being able to work with gravity in quantum mechanics, without a full theory of quantum gravity?

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Does anyone take the Wightman axioms seriously? [closed]

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Mathematically rigorous QFT text

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One-particle states in curved spacetimes

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Using differentials in physics [duplicate]

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Functional derivative and variation of action $S$ vs Lagrangian $L$ vs Lagrangian density $\mathcal{L}$ vs Lagrangian 4-form $\mathbf{L}$

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How to understand the idea of functional renormalization group?

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Is a QFT in a classical curved spacetime background a self-consistent theory?

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Does collapse of wave function to a momentum eigenstate violate speed of light restriction?

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What are problematic issues of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, when accepting semiclassical limitation?

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Is $F = G\dfrac{{m_1}{m_2}}{r^2}$ really true?

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Modern treatment of effective QFT in curved spacetime