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

What About Gravitizing Quantum Mechanics?
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
PIRSA:14050127 
Non equilibrium thermodynamic of gravitational screens
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Black Holes  1

Antony Lee University of Nottingham

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Christopher ColemanSmith Duke University

Antonin Coutant Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans (LAUM)
PIRSA:13070042 

Is there a MesoScale in Quantum Gravity? Is it a NonLocality Scale?

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Stefano Liberati SISSA International School for Advanced Studies


P.I. Chats: Fasterthanlight neutrinos?

Richard Epp University of Waterloo

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Natalia Toro SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


Researcher Presentation: Laurent Freidel
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

3d ADS/CFT from a quantum gravity point of view.
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Audience Night

Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Joseph Emerson Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Thomas Thiemann University of ErlangenNuremberg

Rafael Sorkin Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Cliff Burgess McMaster University

Christian Romelsberger Apple Inc.
PIRSA:05060057 

Symmetry and Particles in 3D Quantum Gravity
Laurent Freidel Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
PIRSA:04100038