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Programs Quantum gravity phd

  1. Jan 21, 2009 #1


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    hi everyone

    i was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for particularly good places to do a phd in quantum gravity? in the uk or around europe in particular? most theoretical physics positions seem to be focused on high energy theory or strings. i am particularly interested in loop quantum gravity or similar approaches. renate loll in utrecht for example would be exactly the kind of person i'd be interested in doing a phd under however she does not seem to be inerested in applications at present. so if anybody has any suggestions that would be nice!
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  3. Jan 22, 2009 #2
    Try the Perimeter Institute or Waterloo Physics in Canada. I believe Peter Smolin, a big name in LQG is at Perimeter. I don't know much about European universities.
  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3


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    I think you mean Lee Smolin.
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    http://www.aei.mpg.de/english/research/teams/quantumGravity/index.html [Broken]

    ...but do look into Perimeter:
    http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/Scientific/Research/Quantum_Gravity/ [Broken]
    http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/en/Scientific/Research/Quantum_Foundations/ [Broken]
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  6. Jan 23, 2009 #5
    Haha wow, yes, how in the hell did I write Peter Smolin?

    And I would like to add this university (the university where Carlo Rovelli is employed): http://www.cpt.univ-mrs.fr/~rovelli/.
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