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Quantum gravity and matter

What is the fundamental quantum structure of spacetime? This meeting will bring together researchers tackling this question from various perspectives, including string theory, asymptotically safe gravity, loop quantum gravity, dynamical triangulations, causal sets, effective field theory and supergravity. The focus of the meeting will be on exploring the interplay between quantum gravity and matter. The goal is to bridge the gap between quantum gravity and particle physics, and bring together experts on the diverse approaches to quantum gravity as well as high-energy physics. Key questions to be discussed at the meeting include the impact of matter on the fundamental quantum structure of spacetime as well as the effect of quantum gravity on matter, including understanding restrictions on particle physics models arising from a consistent embedding in a fundamental model of spacetime. The latter could be key to develop a phenomenology of quantum gravity.

Invited speakers

  • Ivan Agullo (Louisiana State University)
  • Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State)
  • Borut Bajc (Ljubliana)
  • John Donoghue (Amherst)
  • Lisa Glaser (Nijmegen)
  • Arthur Hebecker (Heidelberg)
  • Aaron Held (Heidelberg)
  • John Laiho (Syracuse)
  • Krysztof Meissner (Warszawa)
  • Jan Pawlowski (Heidelberg)
  • Arttu Rajantie (Imperial College)
  • Javier Rubio (Helsinki)
  • Alberto Salvio (CERN)
  • Frank Saueressig (Nijmegen)
  • Rafael Sorkin (Perimeter Institute)
  • Sebastian Steinhaus (Perimeter Institute)
  • Christof Wetterich (Heidelberg)
  • Program

  • The schedule can be found here
  • The titles and abstracts of all talks can be found here

    Slides of the talks

  • Ivan Agullo
  • Borut Bajc
  • John Donoghue
  • Steffen Gielen
  • Gabriele Gionti
  • Lisa Glaser
  • Arthur Hebecker
  • Aaron Held
  • Ding Jia
  • Benjamin Koch
  • Sravan Kumar
  • Jack Laiho
  • Cristobal Laporte
  • Marco Letizia
  • Daniel Nemeth
  • Nobuyoshi Ohta
  • Jan Pawlowski
  • Alessia Platania
  • Arttu Rajantie
  • Javier Rubio
  • Alberto Salvio
  • Frank Saueressig
  • Marc Schiffer
  • Sebastian Steinhaus
  • Johannes Thüringen
  • Gustavo Medina Vazquez
  • Christof Wetterich

    Contact

    email: eichhorn AT thphys.uni-heidelberg.de