Astrid Eichhorn (Imperial)

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Astrid Eichhorn (Imperial)

January 28, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

What is asymptotic safety and what could it have to do with quantum gravity?
I will introduce the basic ideas underlying the asymptotic safety scenario, and explain how it could provide a way to quantise gravity in the quantum field theory framework. This will provide an understanding of the fundamental microscopic quantum structure of spacetime. I will review the main theoretical evidence for the realisation of the asymptotic safety scenario in quantum gravity, and will then focus on possible phenomenological implications, showing that coupling dynamical matter degrees of freedom to this quantum gravity model could open a window into the phenomenological quantum gravity regime.


January 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Room 205
2-5, Kirkby Place
Plymouth, PL4 6DT United Kingdom