Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life:
General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory

Cliff P. Burgess
Physics Department
McGill University
3600 University Street
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3A 2T8

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This article is meant as a summary and introduction to the ideas of effective field theory as applied to gravitational systems, ideas which provide the theoretical foundations for the modern use of general relativity as a theory from which precise predictions are possible.