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Who discovered that the electromagnetic tensor is the curvature of a connection?

I still have only a partial answer to the question. Looking at Trautman's lecture notes published in 1970 (https://doi.org/10.1016/0034-4877(70)90003-0), it is more than clear that he knew for sure ...
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What is Metric tensor's origin?

The metric tensor was introduced by Riemann in his lecture: 1854 – Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zugrunde liegen. There are several English translations, and a comprehensive commentary in ...
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What is Minkowski problem?

There are several problems which can be called "Minkowski problem". Perhaps the most famous one is this problem from differential geometry: Minkowski Problem.
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