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On the shoulders of giants

In the early 1900s, the Solvay conferences famously brought together the early protagonists of quantum theory. At the latest meeting in the series, the issue was now the quantum structure of space–time itself.

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Figure 1: The Solvay conference, 1911.

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Green, M. On the shoulders of giants. Nature Phys 2, 73–74 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys220

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