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Update on Towards QG Oriti's book

  1. Mar 6, 2006 #1

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    Update on "Towards QG" Oriti's book

    Cambridge U. P. is scheduled to bring the book out this year
    and I want to keep track of contributed chapters that have been posted on arxiv.

    I remember there are chapters contributed by

    Louis Crane

    John Collins

    Gambini and Pullin

    Horowitz and Polchinski

    Alejandro Perez (both solo and with Collins and Sudarsky)

    this is a streamlined update of
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=852766#post852766
    to see how the TOC is shaping up

    different references give slightly different titles, all say approximately
    Towards Quantum Gravity: approaches to a new understanding of space and time

    From what we have seen so far at arxiv, it could be a very interesting book.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2006 #2

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    toc list so far

    Here is the list of chapters that I know of. If you know others please add to the list!

    Louis Crane
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602120
    Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity


    Gambini and Pullin
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0512065
    Consistent discretizations as a road to quantum gravity


    Perez
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601095
    The spin-foam-representation of loop quantum gravity


    Collins, Perez and Sudarsky
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0603002
    Lorentz Invariance Violation and its Role in Quantum Gravity Phenomenology


    Horowitz and Polchinski
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602037
    Gauge/gravity duality



    =======footnote-type remarks======
    Daniele Oriti, the editor of the book
    Towards Quantum Gravity: approaches to a new understanding of space and time
    has himself some recent articles that could probably be used, if he decided to put in some of his own stuff. For example:
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602010
    Group field theory formulation of 3d quantum gravity coupled to matter fields
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0512069
    Generalised group field theories and quantum gravity transition amplitudes

    He has also recently contributed a chapter to his book's COMPETITION, namely a similar Swiss collection called Mathematical and Physical Aspects of Quantum Gravity
    There seem to be more QG books appearing these days. Oriti's contribution to the Swiss book is
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0512103
    Quantum Gravity as a quantum field theory of simplicial geometry
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2006 #3

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    Update: Here is the list of chapters that I know of. We now have six. If you know others please add to the list!

    Louis Crane
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602120
    Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity


    Gambini and Pullin
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0512065
    Consistent discretizations as a road to quantum gravity


    Perez
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601095
    The spin-foam-representation of loop quantum gravity


    Collins, Perez and Sudarsky
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0603002
    Lorentz Invariance Violation and its Role in Quantum Gravity Phenomenology


    Horowitz and Polchinski
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602037
    Gauge/gravity duality


    Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0603022
    Doubly Special Relativity: facts and prospects

    ============

    Jerzy K-G gives the title of Oriti's book this way: "Approaches to Quantum Gravity - toward a new understanding of space, time, and matter"

    I now think that this is probably right---the title Cambridge is going to use. I think other things i called it before are probably wrong. So I should be referring to this book as "Approaches to QG".

    So we have a sixth chapter of the book. Jerzy K-G chapter is 19 pages. It is the best short survey of DSR that I've seen recently---and has some nuggets of intuition. It is not all algebra (there is plenty of that too but that's not all there is.)

    I've talked to K-G on the internet and I like him. I am glad that Oriti invited him to do the DSR chapter.

    K-G thinks that DSR is going to be one of the principal ways that Quantum Gravity manifests itself. His paper features the remarkable paper of Freidel and Livine (that derives DSR in 3D as a consequence of spinfoam QG+matter.) He gives a plausibility argument why if this happens in 3D it will most likely also happen in 4D (consider 4D situation with a planar distribution of matter....)
     
  5. Mar 10, 2006 #4

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    I had forgotten about Joe Henson and the Causal Sets approach (Fay Dowker, Rafael Sorkin)

    Today, Christine reminds me.
    http://christinedantas.blogspot.com/2006/03/draft-chapters-to-approaches-to.html

    She has just listed the 7 Oritibook chapters that she knows about that are available online

    I only got 6, in the preceding post, because I forgot about:
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601121
    Joe Henson on Causal Sets approach

    BTW Christine has interesting graphics sometimes.
    Today she has one by an Austrian mathematician named Martin Held who is at Uni Salzburg. She gives link to Held's page of algorithmic triangulations of polygons
    http://www.cosy.sbg.ac.at/~held/projects/triang/triang.html
     
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  6. Mar 10, 2006 #5
    Hi Marcus,

    I hope this isn't too off topic, but some readers of this thread may like to know that google has a feature which allows users to find books about their favourite subjects. For example, if you search under "loop quantum gravity", rovelli's book comes up followed by another book called "Towards Quantum Gravity : Proceedings of the XXXV International Winter School on Theoretical Physics, Held in Polanica, Poland, 2-11 February 1999 (Lecture Notes in Physics)" http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3540669108/103-3640782-7711859?n=283155. Note that google searches not just the titles, but the entire contents of books. Also, google makes available a sizeable fraction of a given books contents.
     
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    thanks josh,
    helpful reminder
     
  8. Apr 9, 2006 #7

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    8 chapters for "Towards QG"

    Update: Here is the list of chapters that I know of. We now have eight. If you know others please add to the list!

    Collins, Perez and Sudarsky
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0603002
    Lorentz Invariance Violation and its Role in Quantum Gravity Phenomenology

    Louis Crane
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602120
    Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity

    Gambini and Pullin
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0512065
    Consistent discretizations as a road to quantum gravity

    Joe Henson
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601121
    The causal set approach to quantum gravity

    Horowitz and Polchinski
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0602037
    Gauge/gravity duality

    Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0603022
    Doubly Special Relativity: facts and prospects

    Daniele Oriti
    The group field theory approach to Quantum Gravity

    Alejandro Perez
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601095
    The spin-foam-representation of loop quantum gravity

    ============

    In Oriti's CV it lists the book this way:
    D. Oriti, editor, “Towards Quantum Gravity - Approaches to a new understanding of space and time”, Cambridge University Press, 2006 (scheduled).
     
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  10. Jun 26, 2006 #9
    Hello, marcus. Here's another update...

    C.P.Burgess
    http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0606108
    Quantum Gravity and Precision Tests

    Comments: Contribution to `Towards Quantum Gravity,' edited by D. Oriti, Cambridge University Press, 2006; 18 pages, no figures
     
  11. Jun 26, 2006 #10

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    thanks neutrino!

    we should do a complete update on this list. also there are some signs that Oriti and the publishers have decided on a revision of the title
    Instead of "Towards QG" as earlier postings often had it, several recent papers have said

    Approaches to Quantum Gravity: towards a new understanding of space, time, and matter

    This was how Lee Smolin had it when he posted his contribution on arxiv, and also Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman.

    I'll update the list and include the C.P. Burgess paper you mentioned.

    I see Christine Dantas has a list of 14, last updated 23 June
    http://christinedantas.blogspot.com/2006/03/draft-chapters-to-approaches-to.html
     
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    Chapters contributed to Oriti's book. When posted there was usually no indication that they had been accepted for publication---the comment said "submitted to" or "contribution to". I don't remember which were listed as definitely "for inclusion". I assume many if not all of the following are in that category.

    Here is Christine's list with neutrino's addition, in reverse chronological
    (latest first)

    C.P.Burgess
    Quantum Gravity and Precision Tests
    http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0606108
    18 pages

    Washington Taylor
    String Field Theory
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0605202
    22 pages

    Lee Smolin
    Generic predictions of quantum theories of gravity
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0605052

    Fotini Markopoulou
    Towards Gravity from the Quantum
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0604120

    J. Ambjorn, J. Jurkiewicz and R. Loll
    Quantum Gravity, or The Art of Building Spacetime
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0604212
    22 pages, 6 figures

    Shahn Majid
    Algebraic approach to quantum gravity II: noncommutative spacetime
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0604130
    26 pages, 2 figures

    Olaf Dreyer
    Emergent General Relativity
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0604075

    Carlo Rovelli
    Unfinished revolution
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0604045

    Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman
    Doubly Special Relativity: facts and prospects
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0603022

    John Collins, Alejandro Perez, Daniel Sudarsky
    Lorentz Invariance Violation and its Role in Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
    http://www.arxiv.org/hep-th/0603002

    Louis Crane
    Categorical Geometry and the Mathematical Foundations of Quantum General Relativity
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0602120

    Gary T. Horowitz, Joseph Polchinski
    Gauge/gravity duality
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0602037

    Joe Henson
    The causal set approach to quantum gravity
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0601121
    22 pages, 4 figures

    Alejandro Perez
    The spin-foam-representation of loop quantum gravity
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0601095
    19 pages

    Rodolfo Gambini, Jorge Pullin
    Consistent discretizations as a road to quantum gravity
    http://www.arxiv.org/gr-qc/0512065
    17 Pages
     
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