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New insights in quantum geometry

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Author(s): Sahlmann H
Publisher: Institute of Physics: Open Access Journals / Institute of Physics (IoP)
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 360
Journal issue: 1
ISSN: 1742-6588
Event: Loops 11: Non-Perturbative / Background Independent Quantum Gravity
Event location: Madrid


Quantum geometry, i.e., the quantum theory of intrinsic and extrinsic spatial geometry, is a cornerstone of loop quantum gravity. Recently, there have been many new ideas in this field, and I will review some of them. In particular, after a brief description of the main structures and results of quantum geometry, I review a new description of the quantized geometry in terms of polyhedra, new results on the volume operator, and a way to incorporate a classical background metric into the quantum description. Finally I describe a new type of exponentiated flux operator, and its application to Chern-Simons theory and black holes. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

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APA: Sahlmann, H. (2012). New insights in quantum geometry. Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 360(1).

MLA: Sahlmann, Hanno. "New insights in quantum geometry." Journal of Physics : Conference Series 360.1 (2012).

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