Approaches to quantum gravity : toward a new understanding of space, time and matter
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
 Physical description
 xix, 583 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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Contributors
 Contributor
 Oriti, Daniele.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface Part I. Fundamental Ideas and General Formalisms: 1. Unfinished revolution C. Rovelli 2. The fundamental nature of space and time G. 't Hooft 3. Does locality fail at intermediate length scales R. Sorkin 4. Prolegomena to any future quantum gravity J. Stachel 5. Spacetime symmetries in histories canonical gravity N. Savvidou 6. Categorical geometry and the mathematical foundations of quantum gravity L. Crane 7. Emergent relativity O. Dreyer 8. Asymptotic safety R. Percacci 9. New directions in background independent quantum gravity F. Markopoulou Questions and answers Part II: 10. Gauge/gravity duality G. Horowitz and J. Polchinski 11. String theory, holography and quantum gravity T. Banks 12. String field theory W. Taylor Questions and answers Part III: 13. Loop Quantum Gravity T. Thiemann 14. Covariant loop quantum gravity? E. LIvine 15. The spin foam representation of loop quantum gravity A. Perez 16. 3dimensional spin foam quantum gravity L. Freidel 17. The group field theory approach to quantum gravity D. Oriti Questions and answers Part IV. Discrete Quantum Gravity: 18. Quantum gravity: the art of building spacetime J. Ambjorn, J. Jurkiewicz and R. Loll 19. Quantum Regge calculations R. Williams 20. Consistent discretizations as a road to quantum gravity R. Gambini and J. Pullin 21. The causal set approach to quantum gravity J. Henson Questions and answers Part V. Effective Models and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology: 22. Quantum gravity phenomenology G. AmelinoCamelia 23. Quantum gravity and precision tests C. Burgess 24. Algebraic approach to quantum gravity II: noncommutative spacetime F. Girelli 25. Doubly special relativity J. KowalskiGlikman 26. From quantum reference frames to deformed special relativity F. Girelli 27. Lorentz invariance violation and its role in quantum gravity phenomenology J. Collins, A. Perez and D. Sudarsky 28. Generic predictions of quantum theories of gravity L. Smolin Questions and answers Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 The theory of quantum gravity promises a revolutionary new understanding of gravity and spacetime, valid from microscopic to cosmological distances. Research in this field involves an exciting blend of rigorous mathematics and bold speculations, foundational questions and technical issues. Containing contributions from leading researchers in this field, this book presents the fundamental issues involved in the construction of a quantum theory of gravity and building up a quantum picture of space and time. It introduces the most current approaches to this problem, and reviews their main achievements. Each part ends in questions and answers, in which the contributors explore the merits and problems of the various approaches. This book provides a complete overview of this field from the frontiers of theoretical physics research for graduate students and researchers.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Quantum gravity.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2009
 Responsibility
 edited by Daniele Oriti.
 ISBN
 9780521860451
 0521860458