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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Three-dimensional gravity, state sum models, and black hole entropy
Seminar:Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
Speaker:Marc Geiller, Penn State, Department of Physics
Abstract:
After recalling some properties and features of three-dimensional gravity, I will explain how its quantization can be achieved through the use of state sum models and the computation of topological invariants. Then, I will present an application to the computation of black hole entropy, and explain the relationship with recent developments in four-dimensional quantum gravity.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 03 / 2014
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm