Quantum Gravity and the Renormalization Group
Friday, 11.15-13.00,
Philosophenweg 12, R 106
Tutorials with N. Christiansen on Monday at 11.15-13.00 in R 105 in Phil 12.
Literature (will be extended as the lecture progresses)
on perturbative quantum gravity
Perturbative quantum gravity by G. 't Hooft
on the effective-field theory approach to quantum gravity
The effective field theory treatment of quantum gravity by J. Donoghue
Quantum Gravity in everyday life: General Relativity as an effective field theory by C. Burgess
Curvature-squared gravity
Renormalization of higher-derivative quantum gravity by K. Stelle
Classical gravity with higher derivatives by K. Stelle
Scholarpedia entry on the Ostrogradsky instability by R. Woodard
Overview of different approaches to quantum gravity
Approaches to quantum gravity, edited by D. Oriti
Different possibilities for the ultraviolet behavior of couplings
Chapter 18.3 in The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol II, by S. Weinberg
on the Asymptotic Safety scenario (with a focus on quantum gravity)
The asymptotic safety scenario in quantum gravity - an introduction by M. Niedermaier
on the Functional Renormalization Group
Introduction to the functional RG and application to gauge theories by H. Gies
Nonperturbative renormalization flow in quantum field theory and statistical physics by J. Berges, N. Tetradis and C. Wetterich
An introduction to the nonperturbative Renormalization Group by B. Delamotte
Phase transitions and critical phenomena
lecture notes on phase transitions and critical phenomena by M. Scherer
Assignments
Assignment 1
Assignment 2
Assignment 3
Assignment 4
solution to assignment 4, exercise 3
Assignment 5
Assignment 6
Assignment 7
Assignment 8
Assignment 9
Assignment 10
Assignment 11
Assignment 12
For questions on the lecture, please contact me by email: eichhorn AT thphys.uni-heidelberg.de