Laurent Freidel, PhD L’ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (1994), has made many notable contributions in the field of Quantum Gravity and joined Perimeter Institute as its ninth faculty member in September 2006. Freidel is a mathematical physicist with outstanding knowledge of a wide range of areas including integrable systems, topological field theories, 2d conformal field theory and QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics). He has authored or coauthored almost 40 publications, many of which are known among fellow researchers for offering particularly complete, detailed arguments. Freidel is also the author or coauthor of several significant papers on spin foam models  higherdimensional diagrams that operate as models of the quantum geometry of spacetime in loop quantum gravity. He also contributes to further research on the low energy limit of spin foam models including new proposed formulations and coupling to matter. Since receiving his PhD, Freidel has held positions as Penn State University and L’ecole Normale and has been a member of France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) since 1995. Dr. Freidel is also the recipient of several awards including two ACIBlanche grants in France. He has been a Long Term Visitor at Perimeter Institute since 2002 where, in addition to his scientific contributions, he has mentored several graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as well as coorganizing highlevel international conferences in Quantum Gravity and mathematics.
Talks by Laurent Freidel

Rebooting Canonical Quantum gravity
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Generalized geometry: geometry of unification
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

PSI 2018/2019  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 15

Sebastian Steinhaus FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena

Etera Livine The French National Centre for Scientific Research

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


PSI 2017/2018  Quantum Gravity  Lecture 15
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum spaces are modular (continued)
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Quantum spaces are modular
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

The relative locality of quantum spacetime
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Fundamental Time

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Lee Smolin Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Joao Magueijo Imperial College London


Relative locality and Non commutative geometry
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Metastring theory and Modular spacetime
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics