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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Geometro-kinematics and dynamics in a discrete setting
Speaker(s): Bianca Dittrich
Abstract: A quantum theory of gravity implies a quantum theory of geometries. To this end we will introduce different phases spaces and choices for the space of discretized geometries. These are derived through a canonical analysis of simplicity constraints - which are central for spin foam models - and gluing constraints. We will discuss implications for spin foam models and map out how to obtain a path integral quantization starting from a canonical quantization.
Date: 25/03/2010 - 2:30 pm
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