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Introduction to quantum gravity  Part 17 Speaker(s): Lee Smolin
Abstract: This is an introduction to background independent quantum theories of
gravity, with a focus on loop quantum gravity and related approaches.
Basic texts:
Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli, Cambridge University Press 2005 Quantum gravityy with a positive cosmological constant, Lee Smolin,
hepth/0209079
Invitation to loop quantum gravity, Lee Smolin, hepth/0408048 Gauge fields, knots and gravity, JC Baez, JP Muniain
Prerequisites:
undergraduate quantum mechanics
basics of classical gauge field theories
basic general relativity
hamiltonian and lagrangian mechanics
basics of lie algebras
Date: 22/03/2006  6:30 pm
Collection: Introduction to Quantum Gravity  2006
