Quantum Gravity

14756.2005  |  Winter term 2019/20

Prof. Dr. Claus Kiefer

Mondays 16:00–17:30, Wednesdays 10:00–12:00
Seminar room (old building)

Start: October 7, 2019

Specialized Master course within the Primary Area of Specialization GR-QFT

Contents of the lecture

Introduction to several approaches to unify gravity and quantum theory.

Hartle-Hawking instanton

Unofficial tutorial

Organisation: Yi-Fan Wang and Leonardo Chataignier

Time and place: Fridays 10:00, seminar room 0.02 (new building)

Start: October 18, 2019

Date Description Resources and remarks
Oct 18, 2019 Prepatory meeting The topics in the unofficial tutorial in WS1617
Oct 25 Actions for and related to GR Be familiar with Sheet 1
Nov 1 Allerheiligen Officially cancelled
Nov 8 Singular system 1: introduction Be familiar with Sheet 2
Nov 15 Singular system 2: a second-class field system Be familiar with Sheet 3
Nov 22 Singular system 3: a first-class field system Be familiar with Sheet 4
Dec 06 Constrained system: Lagrange multipliers and gauge transformations Solve Sheet 5
Dec 13 Gauge transformations in the Arnowitt–Deser–Misner formulation Solve Sheet 6
Dec 20 Hamiltonian formalism of field systems Solve ex. 18.4 and ex. 10