Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 11


Smolin, L. (2006). Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 11. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/06020038


Smolin, Lee. Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 11. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 28, 2006, https://pirsa.org/06020038


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            language = {en},
            title = {Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 11},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2006},
            month = {feb},
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Lee Smolin Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


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, hep-th/0209079 -Invitation to loop quantum gravity, Lee Smolin, hep-th/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