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Quantum Spacetime

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22227

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    31 August 2007

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

In modern theoretical physics one of the major challenges is to find a theory of quantum gravity, the theory that should unify Einstein's general relativity with quantum mechanics. We propose a novel approach to quantum gravity, which is both perturbative and also independent of any choice of background space-time metric. The approach is based on the relation between general relativity and topological field theory. Being background independent it preserves all the basic features of general relativity, and being a perturbative approach it should assign a feasible calculation procedure to many physically interesting phenomena.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Address

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22227

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    31 August 2007

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom