Introduction to Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativity
by Thomas Thiemann
Publisher: arXiv 2001
Number of pages: 303
This is an introduction to the research field of canonical quantum general relativity, sometimes called "loop quantum gravity". Canonical quantum general relativity is an attempt to define a mathematically rigorous, non-perturbative, background independent theory of Lorentzian quantum gravity in four spacetime dimensions in the continuum.
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