Glimpses into Loop Quantum Gravity


Ashtekar, A. (2023). Glimpses into Loop Quantum Gravity. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23100009


Ashtekar, Abhay. Glimpses into Loop Quantum Gravity. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 25, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23100009


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:23100009,
            doi = {10.48660/23100009},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/23100009},
            author = {Ashtekar, Abhay},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Glimpses into Loop Quantum Gravity},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2023},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:23100009 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Abhay Ashtekar Pennsylvania State University


The organizers requested an overview of Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). However, this is an impossible task, especially for a 30 minute talk, given that the subject is over three decades old with tens of thousands of papers. Instead, I will outline some of the key distinguishing features of LQG and discuss an illustrative application. Hopefully these topics will complement those that will be covered by Bianca Dittrich and Lee Smolin, without too much of an overlap.