PIRSA:08080005

Quantum Gravity: The quest to quantise Einstein's theory of General Relativity

APA

Speziale, S. (2008). Quantum Gravity: The quest to quantise Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08080005

MLA

Speziale, Simone. Quantum Gravity: The quest to quantise Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Perimeter Institute, Aug. 01, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08080005

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_08080005,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08080005},
            author = {Speziale, Simone},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Quantum Gravity: The quest to quantise Einstein{\textquoteright}s theory of General Relativity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {aug},
            note = {PIRSA:08080005 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

In the first part of the talk, a brief introduction to general relativity and quantum theory is given. Their independent successes are discussed, as well as the desire and difficulty in merging them, to obtain a unique language to describe the universe. Then I focus on Loop quantum gravity, a particular approach towards this objective, in which a discrete microscopic structure of spacetime is envisaged.