by Rodrigo Sobreiro
Publisher: InTech 2012
Number of pages: 100
The unification between gravity and quantum field theory is one of the major problems in contemporary fundamental Physics. This book presents a series of selected chapters written by renowned authors. Each chapter treats gravity and its quantization through known and alternative techniques, aiming a deeper understanding on the quantum nature of gravity.
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by Bryce S. DeWitt, Giampiero Esposito - arXiv
The reader is introduced to the functional integral quantization of gravitation and Yang-Mills theory. The text is useful for all Ph.D. students who face the task of learning some basic concepts in quantum gravity in a relatively short time.
by Thomas Thiemann - arXiv
This is a (relatively) non-technical summary of the status of the quantum dynamics in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). We explain in detail the historical evolution of the subject and why the results obtained so far are non-trivial.
by L. Sindoni - arXiv
An overview of attempts to describe gravity as an emergent phenomenon, starting from condensed matter physics to more sophisticated pregeometric models. The common line of thought is to view the graviton as a composite particle/collective moode.
by B. Booss-Bavnbek, G. Esposito, M. Lesch - Springer
The division of the book in two (overlapping) parts reflects the duality between the physical vision and the mathematical construction. This book will benefit everyone working or entering the field of quantum gravity research.