Centre de Physique Théorique


Tuesday 2 July 2019

15h00 – 16h00, Amphi 5 du CPT

Loop Quantum Gravity: A Structural Overview

Madhavan Varadarajan (Raman Research Institute, India)

LQG is an attempt to construct a non-perturbative quantization of General Relativity. Rather than treat the quantum gravitational field as a quantum excitation over a fixed classical spacetime geometry, it seeks to construct the quantum mechanics of the gravitational field as a whole without recourse to any classical background spacetime geometry. In this talk I will focus on canonical LQG. I will provide a broad overview of its key structural features and their implications, and close with a brief description of my current research.