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Lee Smolin
Introduction to quantum gravity - Part 16
Air Date: 03/15/2006
Air Time: 8:00 PM CST
Length: 0 Hours, 54 Minutes, 38 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

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