The group field theory description of quantum spacetime
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Golm, DE
Mon, Feb. 06th 2012, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
We present an introduction to group field theories and tensor models, as a framework for the dynamics of quantum spacetime. They are a generalization of matrix models for 2d quantum gravity, incorporating insights from other approaches like spin foam models and simplicial quantum gravity, as well as tools from non-commutative geometry. We review briefly recent developments, and discuss in more detail some of them.