In the asymptotic safety approach to quantum gravity it is conjectured that a nonperturbative ultraviolet completion exists for Einstein's metric gravity and its perturbative effective description in four dimensions. Such completion would circumvent the notorious problems of renormalizability and predictivity at high energies of the quantum theory. I want do discuss the conjecture armed with pragmatism and avoiding preconceived ideologies. I also want to present some perturbative results in two dimensions, that can be used to argue the validity of the conjecture above two dimensions, and to discuss the implications for the current status of the approach.


Talk Number PIRSA:21100013
Speaker Profile Omar Zanusso
Collection Quantum Gravity