Christian Møller (22 December 1904 in Hundslev, Als – 14 January 1980 in Ordrup) was a Danish chemist and physicist who made fundamental contributions to the theory of relativity, theory of gravitation and quantum chemistry. He is known for Møller–Plesset perturbation theory and Møller scattering.
Møller was the director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)'s Theoretical Study Group between 1954 and 1957 and later a member of the same organization's Scientific Policy Committee (1959-1972).
Møller Tetrad Theory of GravitationEdit
In 1961, Møller showed that a tetrad description of gravitational fields allows a more rational treatment of the energy-momentum complex than in a theory based on the metric tensor alone. The advantage of using tetrads as gravitational variables was connected with the fact that this allowed to construct expressions for the energy-momentum complex which had more satisfactory transformation properties than in a purely metric formulation.
- The world and the atom, London, 1940.
- The theory of relativity, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1972.
- A study in gravitational collapse, Kobenhavn : Munksgaard, 1975.
- On the crisis in the theory of gravitation and a possible solution, Kobenhavn : Munksgaard, 1978.[permanent dead link]
- Evidence for gravitational theories (ed.), Academic Press, 1963.
- Interview with Dr. Christian Moller by Thomas S. Kuhn at Copenhagen July 29, 1963 Oral History Transcript — Dr. Christian Moller
- Turkevich, John; Turkevich, Ludmilla (1968). Prominent scientists of continental Europe. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-00046-1.
- Kragh, Helge (1992). "Relativistic Collisions: The Work of Christian Møller in the Early 1930s". Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 43 (4): 299–328. doi:10.1007/BF00374762.
- Pors, Felicity. "Møller, Christian (1904-1980)". Niels Bohr Archive. Retrieved 2019-07-12.
- Møller, Christian (1961). "Conservation laws and absolute parallelism in general relativity". Mat. Fys. Dan. Vid. Selsk. 1 (10): 1–50.
- Møller, Christian (1961). "Further remarks on the localization of the energy in the general theory of relativity". Ann. Phys. 12 (1): 118–133. Bibcode:1961AnPhy..12..118M. doi:10.1016/0003-4916(61)90148-8.
- The National Library of Australia's Catalogue
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