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Approaches to Quantum Gravity Toward a New Understanding of Space, Time and Matter

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ISBN-10: 0521860458

ISBN-13: 9780521860451

Edition: 2009

Authors: Daniele Oriti

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 604
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.992

Daniele Oriti is a Researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University, Netherlands, working on non-perturbative quantum gravity, having previously worked at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. He is well known for his results on spin foam models, and is among the leading researchers in the group field theory approach to quantum gravity.

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Fundamental ideas and general formalisms
Unfinished revolution
The fundamental nature of space and time
Does locality fail at intermediate length scales?
Prolegomena to any future Quantum Gravity
Spacetime symmetries in histories canonical gravity
Categorical geometry and the mathematical foundations of Quantum Gravity
Emergent relativity
Asymptotic Safety
New directions in background independent Quantum Gravity
Questions and answers
Gauge/gravity duality
String theory, holography and Quantum Gravity
String field theory
Questions and answers
Loop quantum gravity and spin foam models
Loop quantum gravity
Covariant loop quantum gravity?
The spin foam representation of loop quantum gravity
Three-dimensional spin foam Quantum Gravity
The group field theory approach to Quantum Gravity
Questions and answers
Discrete Quantum Gravity
Quantum Gravity: the art of building spacetime
Quantum Regge Calculus
Consistent discretizations as a road to Quantum Gravity
The causal set approach to Quantum Gravity
Questions and answers
Effective models and Quantum Gravity phenomenology
Quantum Gravity phenomenology
Quantum Gravity and precision tests
Algebraic approach to Quantum Gravity II: noncommutative spacetime
Doubly special relativity
From quantum reference frames to deformed special relativity
Lorentz invariance violation and its role in Quantum Gravity phenomenology
Generic predictions of quantum theories of gravity
Questions and answers