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Spin Foam Models for Quantum Gravity

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Spin Foam Models for Quantum Gravity
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 80

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In this article we review the present status of the spin foam formulation of non-perturbative (background independent) quantum gravity. In the first part we present a general introduction to the main ideas emphasizing their motivations from various perspectives.

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