Home: Gauge Gravity and Quantization

This site proffers the posthumously assembled work of George Stephen Karatheodoris (10/03/1974 – 9/22/2012), theoretical physicist interested in generalized gauge gravity and quantization. His death was untimely, his generosity and creativity for a field he loved, expansive. He was strongly committed to the open sharing of his work among colleagues and the the joy it gave him to share, collaborate and discuss physics with others, has inspired the creation of this site to share his ideas, as he would have wanted.

George Karatheodoris

George Karatheodoris at work shortly before his death. The email excerpt below introduces his novel approach to quantum gravity and quantization.

Below an an excerpt from an introduction to his work written April 2011, to Roger Penrose. Full text here.

“The approach I am taking to the quantum gravity problem is somewhat conservative in that it appears to adhere to the quantum theory, but as you will see it does introduce novel elements (even as regard quantum theory) that should have significant effects. Basically, I feel that the approaches to “gauge gravity”, come in two forms: 1) the results from string theory that show that gravitational behavior of a kind is implicit in Yang-Mills theory provided that it is radically reinterpreted and provided that the rules for calculating observables are given by formulae proposed by Witten et. al.  2) results on the level of the classical action pioneered by Utiyama in the 1950’s and carried through by many authors.  The second approach is an attempt to understand gravity as a traditional gauge theory with the gauge group being something like the Poincare group–it is not accompanied by the non-local interpretation used in the stringy approach.  It is the second approach I am working in, but I disagree with much of the literature on it…” Full text here: About the Work

Website Structure

  • About the Work: Consists of explanatory notes, conclusions of research.
  • The Notebooks: The Articles: Gravity on a Lie algebroid structure,’ (his last work in progress), proposes a new framework for a generalized gauge gravity and quantization. Research for this paper, is described in About the Work. The article’s incompleteness require reference to the notebooks.
  • The Notebooks: Roughly 30 volumes, each has its own webpage containing its notebook link and its preface listing author commentaries, found within, and their corresponding page numbers.
  • Philosophical Notes: Still under construction.

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