Time: 5. December 2008
Place: Institute of Physics
Title: LQG: spin networks and spin foams - a short review
We shall give a short review on the properties and geometric interpretation of spin networks and spin foams. The quantization of space and time is disscussed within the loop quantum gravity framework, and some frequently asked questions answered, such as Lorentz invariance, triangulation independence and similar. The calculation of the black hole entropy will also be sketched.