Lorentzian Quantum Gravity: Renormalization Group and Phase Structure, Munich, Germany

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Date:  2023-09-07  -  2023-09-08

Location:  Munich, Germany

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce and invite you to participate in the two-day workshop “Lorentzian Quantum Gravity: Renormalization Group and Phase Structure” at the Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Munich (LMU) from Thursday 07/09/23 to Friday 08/09/23.

This workshop will bring together researchers investigating different approaches to (Lorentzian) quantum gravity which include causal dynamical triangulations, causal sets, asymptotically safe gravity, tensor models, group field theories and spin foam models. The main goal is to encourage a fruitful exchange of ideas in a pleasant and amicable atmosphere to bridge gaps, find common ground or accentuate differences between the different approaches. In particular, the focus will be on whether, to what extent and which Lorentzian aspects play a significant role for the definition of the theory as well as for the recovery of a physically desirable continuum limit to be explored, for instance, by renormalization group methods.

The workshop will consist of 4 sessions with altogether 12 speakers. Each session will include ample time for discussions after the presentations. The list of speakers consists of Jan Ambjorn, Jan Pawlowski, Astrid Eichhorn, Dario Benedetti, Daniele Oriti, Sebastian Steinhaus, Seth Asante, Stav Zalel, Maximilian Becker, Renata Ferrero, Johannes Thuerigen and Andreas Pithis.

For further information (schedule, location etc.), please visit the website of the workshop which will be frequently updated. We encourage people interested to join for the discussions to register via info[AT]cas.lmu.de. In particular, we invite people outside of Munich to join via Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent after completing the registration).

Kind regards,
Dr. Andreas Pithis

The workshop will be generously funded by the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) of the LMU via its “Junior Researcher in Residence” program.