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Exploring the Quantum Universe

Objective

"One of the main unsolved problems in theoretical physics today is to reconcile the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics. The starting point of this proposal is a new background-independent theory of quantum gravity, which has been constructed from first principles as a sum over space-time histories and has already passed its first non-trivial tests. The theory can be investigated analytically as well as by Monte Carlo simulations. The aim is to verify that it is a viable theory of quantum gravity. Thus we want to show that it has the correct long-distance behaviour (classical Einstein gravity) and to investigate its short-distance behaviour in detail. We expect new physics to show up at the shortest distances, physics which might help us understand the origin of our universe and why the universe looks the way we observe today."
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Principal Investigator

Jan Ambjørn (Prof.)

Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Address

Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 187 285,50

Principal Investigator

Jan Ambjørn (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

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KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 2 187 285,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 291092

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2012

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 187 285,61

  • EU contribution

    € 2 187 285,61

Hosted by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark