For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Mari Royer, John Roe.
|Title:||Three-dimensional gravity, state sum models, and black hole entropy|
|Seminar:||Noncommutative Geometry Seminar|
|Speaker:||Marc Geiller, Penn State, Department of Physics|
|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.|
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|Date:||04 / 03 / 2014|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|