Time: 8. April 2011
Place: Institute of Physics
Title: Introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity (1/3)
This is a first seminar in the 3-lecture course on Loop Quantum Gravity. We shall begin with the formulation of the problem of quantization of the gravitational field, discuss the main issues, various approaches to QG, and mention their main features and drawbacks. Then we shall focus attention on LQG approach and discuss the properties of the classical LQG action, before going into the details of the canonical quantization (second lecture) and covariant quantization (third lecture). The lectures are mainly intended for graduate students, so the technical level will not be high and should be suitable for everyone interested.