Workshop on Continuum and Lattice Approaches to Quantum Gravity

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).

Key Speakers

  • Jan Ambjorn (NBI Copenhagen)
  • Damiano Anselmi (U Pisa)
  • John Barrett (U Nottingham)
  • Emil Bjerrum-Bohr (IAS Princeton)
  • Alfio Bonanno (U Catania)
  • Laurent Freidel (ENS Lyon and Perimeter Institute)
  • Jerzy Jurkiewicz (U Jagellonia)
  • Jerzy Lewandowski (U Warsaw)
  • Daniel Litim (U Sussex)
  • Max Niedermaier (U Tours)
  • Roberto Percacci (SISSA Trieste)
  • Martin Reuter (U Mainz)

Participation at the workshop is free of charge.


  • Daniel Litim (U Sussex)

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.

Local Support Team

  • Workshop secretary: Sarah Pelling (U Sussex)
  • Paul Archer, Kevin Falls, Edouard Marchais, Dimitri Skliros  (U Sussex)

Please contact if you require any further information.




Image credits: David Scard (South Parade pier), MINOS, ACBAR, University of Sussex