Dynamics of Loop Quantum Gravity
Start date: Sep 1, 2012,
End date: Aug 31, 2014
"Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) is an approach toward the background-independent quantization of the gravitational field. It is an exciting research area with many recent breakthroughs. LQG predicts the discreteness of the quantum geometry at the Planck scale, thus provides us new understandings of the spacetime structure in the fundamental physics.The dynamical properties of LQG plays a crucial role in the framework of LQG. However there are many key issues in the dynamics of LQG, which have not been clarified yet, including the low-energy effective theory, the continuum limit, and the relation between different formulations. In the project proposed here, my main objective is to clarify the key issues in the LQG dynamics, and develop the theory of LQG toward a complete formulation that could be empirically tested.The present project is based on a well-established results and techniques. The investigation will be carried out with a systematic programme. In the proposal, a detailed work plan is presented to describe the research programme toward the objective of the project.The project proposed here will be hosted by the Centre de Physique Theorique (CPT) in Marseille. Prof. Carlo Rovelli will be the supervisor of this project. The project will be carried out mainly by the independent research, with the support from the supervisor and scientific collaborators. The project proposed here will enhance my competence of independent research, build a new basis for the further achievement in the long-term, and develop my scientific career."
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