Squaring the Circle: Gleb Wataghin and the Prehistory of Quantum Gravity

The early history of the attempts to unify quantum theory with the general theory of relativity is depicted through the work of the under--appreciated Italo-Brazilian physicist Gleb Wataghin, who is responsible for many of the ideas that the quantum gravity community is entertaining today.
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsb.2013.07.005
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