Which talks' input will contribute most to future research in Loop-and-allied quantum gravity? Since the poll is multiple choice, it's possible to vote for several, if you choose. Abstract summaries follow in the next post. PIRSA talks are online video. The ILQGS links are to the slides PDF. To get the online audio, replace .pdf by .wav in the URL. You will then be able to listen to the talk while you scroll through the slides. ILQGS Sept. 20 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/puchta092011.pdf The Feynman diagramatics for the spin foam models Jacek Puchta, University of Warszaw PIRSA Sept. 21 http://pirsa.org/11090125/ Loop Gravity as the Dynamics of Topological Defects Eugenio Bianchi, Perimeter Institute ILQGS Oct. 18 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/nelson101811.pdf Inhomogeneous loop quantum cosmology William Nelson, PennState ILQGS Nov. 1 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/koslowski110111.pdf Shape dynamics Tim Koslowski, Perimeter Institute ILQGS Nov. 15 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/engle111511.pdf Plebanski sectors of the new spin foam models Jonathan Engle, Florida Atlantic Univesrity PIRSA Dec. 7 http://pirsa.org/11120050/ Canonical Time Evolution in Simplicial Gravity Philipp Hoehn, Utrecht to Perimeter Institute PIRSA Jan. 11 http://pirsa.org/12010131/ Group Field Theory and Simplicial Path Integrals Aristide Baratin, AEI PIRSA Jan. 18 http://pirsa.org/12010115/ Scalar Perturbations in Loop Quantum Cosmology Edward Wilson-Ewing, Marseille to LSU PIRSA Feb. 1 http://pirsa.org/12020096/ Continuous Formulation of the Loop Quantum Gravity Phase Space Jonathan Ziprick, Perimeter Institute ILQGS Feb. 14 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/perini021412.pdf Classical limit of spin foams on arbitrary triangulations Claudio Perini, PennState PIRSA Feb. 15 http://pirsa.org/12020088/ Fractal Space-times Under the Microscope: a RG View on Monte Carlo Data Frank Saueressig, Univ. Mainz ILQGS Feb. 28 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/geiller022812.pdf Continuous formulation of the LQG phase space Marc Geiller, Univ. Paris PIRSA Feb. 29 http://pirsa.org/12020129/ Spinor Quantisation for Complex Ashtekar Variables Wolfgang Wieland, Marseille ILQGS Mar. 13 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/diazpolo031312.pdf Black hole evaporation in LQG Jacobo Diaz-Polo, LSU ILQGS Mar. 27 http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/perez032712.pdf Black hole entropy in LQG: new insights from a local perspective Alejandro Perez, Marseille ============= For reference, here's a link to 2011's 4th qtr MIP poll (MIP="Most Important Paper(s)" in the indicated field of research.) https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=563724 This quarter, for a change we're considering online Recorded Seminar talks, instead of papers. So instead of MIP it's a MIRS poll. For those unfamiliar with the online seminar series, PIRSA stands for "Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive" and ILQGS stands for "International Loop Quantum Gravity Seminar". The ILQGS is held at several locations simultaneously via teleconferencing connection.