Jan 25 – 27, 2023
Lindenberg cultuurhuis
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Hamiltonians and quantum gravity: present and future

Jan 27, 2023, 9:30 AM
Valkhofzaal (Lindenberg cultuurhuis)


Lindenberg cultuurhuis

Ridderstraat 23, 6511 TM Nijmegen


Prof. Fernando Barbero (IEM-CSIC, Madrid)


The canonical quantization of gravity relies on its Hamiltonian formulation in an appropriate phase space. A geometric approach to the Hamiltonian treatment of singular field theories is very useful, especially when the spacetime manifold has boundaries. In the present talk I will quickly review these geometric methods, illustrate how they work with a very quick derivation of the real Ashtekar formulation, and discuss the need to carefully characterize the field spaces used to formulate the theory.

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Prof. Fernando Barbero (IEM-CSIC, Madrid)

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