By M. A. Markov (auth.), M. A. Markov, P. C. West (eds.)
Three years have handed after the 1st Moscow Seminar on Quantum Gravity. it's a relatively very long time period for the fashionable theoretical physics. The talks given at the moment moment Seminar which came about in October 13-15, 1981 in Moscow comprise the dialogue of recent effects acquired in this interval and the issues which arose. a couple of hundred Soviet scientists and the various international site visitors attended this Seminar, which because the past one used to be held by way of the Nuclear Physics division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the Institute for Nuclear examine of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. the purpose of the Seminar was once to debate crucial difficulties of the fashionable Quantum Gravity, particularly: i) Quantum Gravity: the country of artwork; ii) Quantum results in Cosmology; iii) Quantum black-hole physics; iv) the hot improvement in Supergravity and v) Quantum Gauge Theories. The Editorial Board expresses its honest gratitude to all physicists who've contributed to those complaints for his or her cooperation with the Board in admire of time predicament, actual and sufferer fulfilment of all tiresome specifications, set through the Board. The talks within the complaints are prepared in sections in line with their presentation on the Seminar.