Fakultät für Physik




Seminar: Emergent Geometry – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

18.4.2017 - 22.4.2017, Theresienstr. 37 - A 348

First meeting: 16.2. 16.00 in A449


The aim of this seminar is to give an overview of the wide field of emergent geometry. Emergent geometry, one of the most promising approaches to a quantum theory of gravity, is based on the assumption that the geometrical structure of spacetime is not a fundamental concept of nature, but rather an effective description emerging from deeper principles. However, there are many approaches to realize this idea. The seminar will cover some of these approaches, their main results, and also give an outlook on current research, all of it with a strong focus on concepts and physical ideas rather than on pure mathematics. The level of the seminar is appropriate for all master students of physics (including TMP), and each student giving a talk will be provided support by an advisor of the chair.

Main topics to be covered:

-basics in geometry, field theory and information theory
-problems of quantum gravity
-quantum black holes
-de Sitter and information theory
-geometry from renormalization

If you want to participate in the seminar or have any questions, send an e-mail to Thomas.Steingasser@physik.lmu.de until 3.2.2017, 12.00.



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Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Alexis Kassiteridis