The school takes place this week, October 7 through 11, hosted by Thomas Thiemann's group.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The school is explicitly quantumgeometry. Increasingly that is what QG means-- microscopic/high energy geometry of space-time. Focusing on quantizing shape relations rather than on quantum "gravity forces" between particles in some given fixed background geometry.

All lectures at the Second Erlangen Fall School on Quantum Geometry will be recorded and will be available after the school in different video formats on this website.

http://www.gravity.physik.fau.de/events/school2013/school_lectures_2013.shtml

The school is, I think, unifying in character and seems to be part of a series. It brings together several different background-independent approaches to quantum theory of spacetime geometry. It is not a one-track school.

http://www.gravity.physik.fau.de/events/school2013/school_participants_2013.shtml

Many of the participants we will not have heard of, and their specialties may be unfamiliar to us.

OTOH quite a few names are familiar:

Emanuele Alesci

Hal Haggard

Atousa Shirazi

Alexander Stottmeister

Casey Tomlin

Derek Wise

Antonia Zipfel

Topics to be covered in the lectures include:

Causal Dynamical Triangulations

Conformal Quantum Field Theory

Representation Theory of Lie Groups

Hopf Algebras, Tensor Categories and Topological Field Theories

The FIRST Erlangen QG school was held last year, that time LQG lectures were featured.

http://www.gravity.physik.fau.de/events/school/school.shtml

This is the SECOND in the series, it seems to feature CDT and other QG approaches.

http://www.gravity.physik.fau.de/events/school2013/school_2013.shtml

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