Flavio Mercati

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My primary interest is Quantum Gravity. I am currently working on a new theory of gravity called Shape Dynamics, which differs from Einstein's General Relativity in trading the relativity of simultaneity for the relativity of scale (three-dimensional conformal invariance). This theory promises to give a fresh perspective on the Problem of Time, on the origin of the Universe, and on the quantization of gravity.