17-19 September 2008
The recent years have seen substantial progress in the understanding of quantum gravity as a local quantum theory of the metric field, despite its perturbative non-renormalisability. Interesting results have been achieved recently, based on non-perturbative renormalisation group techniques in the continuum, numerical simulations on the lattice, and new ideas within perturbation theory. This workshop will gather the leading scientists in these fields to share their expertise, evaluate results and phenomenological implications, and stimulate further studies relating these approaches and neighbouring ones.
The workshop is preceeded by a 2-day school on Non-Perturbative Methods in Quantum Field Theory for advanced PhD students and junior postdocs (see link above).
Participation at the workshop is free of charge.
The University of Sussex Conference Centre provides the venue and catering. The workshop is funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF), STFC, Durham IPPP, and the University of Sussex.
Please contact QuantumGravity08@sussex.ac.uk if you require any further information.
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