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GAPP: An (over)view of covariant loop quantum gravity
Add to Calendar 2023-02-17T16:00:00 2023-02-17T17:00:00 UTC GAPP: An (over)view of covariant loop quantum gravity 320 Whitmore and Zoom: :
Start DateFri, Feb 17, 2023
11:00 AM
End DateFri, Feb 17, 2023
12:00 PM
Presented By
Pietro Dona, Center for Space, Time and the Quantum (Marseille, France) & University of Western Ontario (London, Canada)
Event Series: GAPP Seminar

Covariant loop quantum gravity (or spin foam theory) defines a background-independent Lorentzian path integral for gravity. I will review its formulation and highlight its successes, open questions, and physical applications. Numerical calculations have been a major driving force in recent developments. I will overview the leading frameworks, their ingredients, and regimes of validity.