Making Quantum Gravity Computable

Conference Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 23, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Gravity


Quantum gravity research provides us with fascinating models for space-time at the smallest scales.  However, a bottleneck common to many approaches is the extraction of the large-scale dynamics for these models.  This will not only provide a crucial consistency test but also be essential for making sought-after predictions for future experiments.  Numeric tools will be inescapable for this task.  This school will therefore provide an introduction to these numerical tools and their applications to a broad array of quantum gravity approaches.  The school is aimed at junior researchers (PhD students/postdocs) with a quantum gravity background or interested in applying numerical tools to quantum gravity.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Monte Carlo methods
  • Monte Carlo methods in Dynamical Triangulations
  • Introduction to Tensor Networks methods
  • Coarse graining of Spin Foams
  • Numerical tools in the Asymptotic Safety approach
  • Numerical tools for Loop Quantum Cosmology

To register for ths event, please click here.  Registration will remain open until May 19th or until all available slots are filled.

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  • Benjamin Bahr, University of Hamburg
  • Gerard Barkema, Utrecht University
  • Timothy Budd, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA 
  • Lisa Glaser, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Masanori Hanada, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Frank Saueressig, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Parampreet Singh, Louisiana State University
  • Sebastian Steinhaus, University of Hamburg
  • Sumati Surya, Raman Research Institute
  • Guifre Vidal, Perimeter Institute

Scientific Organizers:

  • Bianca Dittrich, Perimeter Institute
  • Renate Loll, Radboud University Nijmegan