Lee Smolin

Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 8

Air Date: 02/08/2006

Air Time: 8:00 PM CST

Length: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes, 9 Seconds

Description:
This is an introduction to background independent quantum theories of

gravity, with a focus on loop quantum gravity and related approaches.

Basic texts:

-Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli, Cambridge University Press 2005 -Quantum gravityy with a positive cosmological constant, Lee Smolin,

hep-th/0209079

-Invitation to loop quantum gravity, Lee Smolin, hep-th/0408048 -Gauge fields, knots and gravity, JC Baez, JP Muniain

Prerequisites:

-undergraduate quantum mechanics

-basics of classical gauge field theories

-basic general relativity

-hamiltonian and lagrangian mechanics

-basics of lie algebras

gravity, with a focus on loop quantum gravity and related approaches.

Basic texts:

-Quantum Gravity, by Carlo Rovelli, Cambridge University Press 2005 -Quantum gravityy with a positive cosmological constant, Lee Smolin,

hep-th/0209079

-Invitation to loop quantum gravity, Lee Smolin, hep-th/0408048 -Gauge fields, knots and gravity, JC Baez, JP Muniain

Prerequisites:

-undergraduate quantum mechanics

-basics of classical gauge field theories

-basic general relativity

-hamiltonian and lagrangian mechanics

-basics of lie algebras