Time: 10. September 2014
Place: Institute of Physics
Title: Short Course on Quantum Gravity (part two)
In the second lecture we will discuss the nonperturbative canonical quantization of the gravitational field, within the so-called canonical Loop Quantum Gravity formalism. We will discuss the choice of canonical variables, as well as geometry observables, the state space for gravitational field, spin-network basis, evolution equation and the problem of time, coupling to matter fields and open problems in the theory. We will also briefly mention Loop Quantum Cosmology, as well as the calculation of the black hole entropy within the LQG formalism. As in the previous lecture, we will aim to present all material slowly and methodically.