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Jun 14 – 18, 2021
America/Toronto timezone

Space and Time in a Lorentzian path integral

Jun 15, 2021, 9:40 AM
40m

Speaker

Bianca Dittrich (Perimeter Institute)

Description

I will present a quantum gravity approach based on a Lorentzian path integral for quantum geometries. The properties of quantum space time can be measured using geometric operators. This allows also to discuss fluctuations of causal structure as well as violations of (micro-) causality. I will explain how the Lorentzian path integral comes with various options regarding which quantum space times to sum over: e.g. whether to include causality violations or not, or whether to allow also for space times with Euclidean signatures in Lorentzian path integrals. I will sketch some consequences for the resulting theories.

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