Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Quantum Gravity course

    • Course outline

  • 2

    Week 1 - Introduction - Constrained systems - The Dirac program

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Carlo Rovelli - Space and Time - Zoom link and schedule

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Carlo's slides

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Carlo's video

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Carlo Rovelli - Space and Time - Reference 1

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Carlo Rovelli - Space and Time - Reference 2 (p. 3 -23)

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Lee Smolin - Why Quantum Gravity? - Zoom link and schedule

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Recording of Lee's lecture

    • Tuesday, April 6 - Lee Smolin - Why Quantum Gravity? - Reference

    • Wednesday, April 7 - Tutorial 1 - Constrained systems and Yang-Mills theory

    • Wednesday, April 7 - Tutorial 1 - submission

    • Tutorial 1 - Solutions

    • Week 1 - lecture notes - Constrained systems and the Dirac program.

    • Thursday, April 8 - video 1 - constrained systems

    • Friday, April 9 - video 2 - the Dirac program

    • Week 1 feedback or questions?

  • 3

    Week 2 - First order formalism and canonical analysis of 3d gravity

    • Week 2 - Lecture notes - Actions for gravity - Canonical analysis of 3D gravity 1st order action - Holonomy-flux variables

    • Monday, April 12 - video 3 - First order formalism of 3d gravity

    • Tuesday, April 13 - video 4 - Canonical analysis and holonomy-flux variables

    • Wednesday, April 14 - Tutorial 2 - Symmetries/constraints - Toward the notion of fluxes

    • Wednesday, April 14 - tutorial 2 - submission

    • Wednesday, April 14 - tutorial 2 - solutions

    • Thursday, April 15 - Marc's slides

    • Thursday, April 15 - Recording of Marc's lecture

    • Thursday, April 15 - Marc Geiller - Covariant phase space formalism - Reference

    • Thursday, April 15 - Marc Geiller - Edge modes - Reference 1

    • Thursday, April 15 - Marc Geiller - Edge modes - Reference 2

    • Thursday, April 15 - Florian's slides

    • Thursday, April 15 - Recording of Florian's lecture

    • Thursday, April 15 - Florian Girelli - Discretization of 3d gravity - Reference

    • Friday, April 15 - Recording of the discussion on holography with Laurent

    • Week 2 feedback or questions?

  • 4

    Homeworks

    • HW1 - 3 articles

    • HW1 - article 1

    • HW1 - Submission part 1 - April 14th

    • HW1 - article 2

    • HW2 - Choose your favourite guest lecture and write a blog post!

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    References

    • Reference for constrained systems - Wipf ('93)

    • Reference for constrained systems and Dirac's program - Matschull ('95)

    • Bianca Dittrich's lecture notes (PSI 2014-15)

    • Canonical Analysis of gravity in the tetrad-connection formalism - Baros e Sa ('00)

    • BH entropy - Strominger ('97)

    • Tetrad/connection vs metric formulation - Paoli and Special ('18)