Time: 7. February 2012
Place: Complexo Interdisciplinar
Title: Some recent results in Loop Quantum Gravity
We will present an overview of some recent progress in the spin foam approach to quantum gravity. The main focus will be on the issues of on the finiteness and the semiclassical limit of various spin foam models. In addition, a new approach based on the 2-group formulation of General Relativity, called "spincube" model, will be introduced. The lecture is targeted at a broad audience, and highly technical details will be avoided where possible.