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Topics at this week's QGQG school

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1


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    Open Problems in Loop Quantum Gravity
    Sunday, February 28 - Thursday, March 4, 2010 Zakopane, Poland

    Spin foam models
    12:00 Roberto Pereira: The new SF models
    13:00 Aristide Baratin: Group field theory in non-commutative metric variables
    15:00 Wojciech Kamiński: The EPRL intertwiners and correct partition function
    15:40 Benjamin Bahr: Knotting in the new SF models
    16:20 Florian Conrady: New results on Lorentzian SF

    LQG dynamics
    12:00 Thomas Thiemann: LQG dynamics
    13:00 Kristina Giesel: gravity, fields, semiclassical limit
    15:00 Marcin Domagała: Gravity coupled to scalar field
    15:40 Johannes Tambornino: the flux representation for LQG
    16:50 Diana Kaminski: Holonomy grupoid formulation of LQG
    17:30 Jorge Pullin: spherically symmetric LQG

    LQG and more
    12:00 Carlo Rovelli: SF give a new dynamics to Canonical LQG
    13:00 Bianca Dittrich: diffeomorphism in discrete gravity
    15:00 James Ryan: phase space of discrete BF theory and LQG
    15:40 Jesper Grimstrup: Coupling fermions to LQG by using the non-commutative spectral action
    16:50 Yongge Ma: Emergence of scalar matter from spinfoam model

    Continuum/Semiclassical Limits
    12:00 Lorenzo Sindoni: Continuum approximation of microscopic quantum dynamics: lessons from condmat systems and analog gravity models
    13:00 Benjamin Bahr: LQG coherent states
    14:40 Etera Livine: U(N) structure of LQG states and its implications for semiclassical limit
    15:20 Florian Girelli: Semi-classical spaces and spinfoams: facts and questions
    16:30 Frank Hellmann: the asymptotics of spin foam models
    17:10 Claudio Perini: Relation between LQG and SF coherent states

    12:00 Lionel Mason: Twistors and Feynman amplitudes
    13:00 Adam Henderson: what LQC tells us about the relation between LQG and SF
    14:40 Martin Bojowald: Effective dynamics
    15:20 Madhavan Varadarajan: Polymer quantization
    17:10 Ashtekar: Closing/summary/future directions talk

    As I recall over 90 people are registered as participating. Time has been set aside for informal discussion. All I have listed here are the scheduled talks.
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    THURSDAY'S TALK "Lionel Mason: Twistors and Feynman amplitudes" puzzled me. I looked at the list of papers of this author, and didn't find anything related to LQG:

    http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/find/hep/www?match=or&ea=%22Mason,+L+J%22&ea=%22Mason,+L+J+,+(Ed+)%22&ea=%22Mason,+Lionel%22&ea=%22Mason,+Lionel+J%22 [Broken]
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