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

CDT lessons for Regge gravity and spin foams

Jan 25, 2023, 2:00 PM
30m
Valkhofzaal (Lindenberg cultuurhuis)

Valkhofzaal

Lindenberg cultuurhuis

Ridderstraat 23, 6511 TM Nijmegen

Speaker

Prof. Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)

Description

Spin foams and Regge gravity can be formulated as Lorentzian path integrals.
But which configurations should be included in these Lorentzian path integrals, and how should one evaluate these highly oscillatory integrals?
Using a simple configuration describing a cosmological spacetime, I will illustrate how these path integrals may be able to address the conformal factor problem and deal with configurations describing topology change.

Primary author

Prof. Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)

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