The Renormalization Group provides a unifying tool to study quantum gravity approaches: Bridging the gap between microscopic and macroscopic scales, it can be used in two directions in quantum gravity: On the one hand, following the Renormalization Group flow towards high momentum scales allows us to test the consistency of the asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity. On the other hand, following the flow towards the infrared, allows us to check whether a viable semiclassical limit emerges from a microscopic model of quantum gravity, such as a spin foam model. Very much in the spirit of condensed-matter models, fixed points of the Renormalization Group flow can provide a continuum limit in approaches such as Causal Dynamical Triangulations, spin foams, matrix and tensor models.
This workshop will for the first time bring together researchers working on different models of quantum gravity, who use the Renormalization Group in different forms. We will discuss conceptual as well as more technical questions, and establish a new dialogue between different quantum gravity approaches.
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