LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)
Talks by Daniele Oriti
Emergent cosmology from tensorial group field theories for quantum gravity
We introduce the basic elements of tensorial group field theories (TGFTs) for quantum gravity, emphasizing how they encode quantum geometry and their relation with canonical loop quantum gravity and spin foam models. Next, we discuss briefly the issue of continuum limit and how it could be understood in this framework.
The universe as a quantum gravity condensate.
I describe how, within the group field theory (GFT) formalism for quantum gravity, we can:
1) provide a candidate description of the quantum building blocks of spacetime, bringing together ideas and mathematical structures from other quantum gravity formalisms;
2) apply powerful tools from quantum field theory, like the (perturbative and nonperturbative) renormalization group, to establish the quantum consistency of given GFT models and to study their continuum limit and phase structure;
Renormalization of group field theories: motivations and a brief review
Group Field Theory and Tensor Models  1

Matti Raasakka Université Paris 13

Thomas Krajewski Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT)

Daniele Oriti LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)

James Ryan Universität Potsdam

Valentin Bonzom Université Paris 13
Is spacetime fundamentally discrete?

Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Seth Major Hamilton College

Daniele Oriti LudwigMaximiliansUniversitiät München (LMU)

Roberto Percacci SISSA Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

Tobias Fritz Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
We will discuss perfect discretizations which aim at mirroring exactly continuum physics on a given lattice. Such discretizations avoid typical artifacts like Lorentz violation, energy dissipation, particle doubling and in particular breaking of diffeomorphism symmetry. Thus the question arises how to distinguish such lattice dynamics from continuum physics.
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