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

Local Holography and corner symmetry: A paradigm for quantum gravity
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Rebooting Canonical Quantum gravity
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Generalized geometry: geometry of unification
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PSI 2018/2019  Explorations in Quantum Gravity  Lecture 15

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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PSI 2017/2018  Quantum Gravity  Lecture 15
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Quantum spaces are modular (continued)
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Quantum spaces are modular
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The relative locality of quantum spacetime
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Fundamental Time

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Imperial College London


Relative locality and Non commutative geometry
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Metastring theory and Modular spacetime
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NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics of a Gravitational Screen
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