15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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An overview of Loop Quantum Gravity

16 Jun 2014, 13:45
C-304 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (M1-5) Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology - DTP / Gravité quantique et cosmologie quantique - DPT


Aristide Baratin (University of Waterloo)Dr Florian Girelli (University of Waterloo)


The definition of a quantum theory for gravity is a long standing problem. Currently, different approaches exist. In this talk, I will present the main ideas behind Loop Quantum Gravity and the Spinfoam frameworks. These are attempts to quantize directly General Relativity using respectively Dirac’s canonical quantization and Feynman’s path integral quantization. I will give an overview of these dual frameworks, focussing on their successes but also on the difficulties and problems they face.

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Dr Florian Girelli (University of Waterloo)

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