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"Written by young theoretical physicists who are experts in the field, this volume is meant both to provide an introduction to the field and to offer a review of the latest developments, not discussed in many other existing books, for senior researchers. It will also appeal to scientists who do not work directly on LQG but are interested in issues at the interface of general relativity and quantum physics."

CERN Courier

This volume presents a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in loop quantum gravity from the perspective of younger leading researchers. It takes the reader from the basics to recent advances, thereby bridging an important gap.

The aim is two-fold — to provide a contemporary introduction to the entire field for students and post-docs, and to present an overview of the current status for more senior researchers. The contributions include the latest developments that are not discussed in existing books, particularly recent advances in quantum dynamics both in the Hamiltonian and sum over histories approaches; and applications to cosmology of the early universe and to the quantum aspects of black holes.

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Front matter (including Preface) (990 KB)
Introduction and An Overview (544 KB)



Contents:
  • Introduction:
    • An Overview (Abhay Ashtekar and Jorge Pullin)
  • Foundations of Loop Quantum Gravity:
    • Quantum Geometry (Kristina Giesel)
    • Quantum Dynamics (Alok Laddha and Madhavan Varadarajan)
    • Spinfoam Gravity (Eugenio Bianchi)
    • Group Field Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity (Daniele Oriti)
    • The Continuum Limit of Loop Quantum Gravity: A Framework for Solving the Theory (Bianca Dittrich)
  • Applications of Loop Quantum Gravity:
    • Loop Quantum Cosmology (Ivan Agullo and Parampreet Singh)
    • Quantum Geometry and Black Holes (J Fernando Barbero G and Alejandro Perez)
    • Loop Quantum Gravity and Observations (Aurélien Barrau and Julien Grain)

Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics interested in theoretical physics and cosmology.
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FRONT MATTER
  • Pages:i–2

https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813220003_fmatter

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An Overview
  • Pages:5–27

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Chapter 1: Quantum Geometry
  • Pages:31–67

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Chapter 2: Quantum Dynamics
  • Pages:69–96

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Chapter 3: Spinfoam Gravity
  • Pages:97–124

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Chapter 4: Group Field Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity
  • Pages:125–151

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Chapter 5: The Continuum Limit of Loop Quantum Gravity: A Framework for Solving the Theory
  • Pages:153–179

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Chapter 6: Loop Quantum Cosmology
  • Pages:183–240

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Chapter 7: Quantum Geometry and Black Holes
  • Pages:241–279

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Chapter 8: Loop Quantum Gravity and Observations
  • Pages:281–306

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BACK MATTER
  • Pages:307–309

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"Written by young theoretical physicists who are experts in the field, this volume is meant both to provide an introduction to the field and to offer a review of the latest developments, not discussed in many other existing books, for senior researchers. It will also appeal to scientists who do not work directly on LQG but are interested in issues at the interface of general relativity and quantum physics."

CERN Courier