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Quantum Gravity, Strings and Loops

Code 13326
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 10
Workload OT(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Física e Matemática
Entry requirements None
Learning outcomes To be familiar with both loop quantum gravity and string theory, and to be able to address timely
questions and to explore the literature independently.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to quantum gravity issues
2 . Loop quantum gravity
3 . String theory
4 .
Main Bibliography A Ashtekar 2007 An Introduction to Loop Quantum Gravity Through Cosmology (Il Nuovo Cimento B 122,
No. 2, 135-155)
A Ashtekar, J Lewandowski 2004 Background Independent Quantum Gravity: A Status Report (Classical
and Quantum Gravity 21, No. 15, R53-R152)
A Ashtekar, P Singh 2011 Loop Quantum Cosmology: A Status Report (Classical and Quantum Gravity 28,
No. 21, 213001)
K Banerjee, G Calcagni, M Martín-Benito 2012 Introduction to Loop Quantum Cosmology (SIGMA 8, 016)
K Becker, M Becker, JH Schwarz 2007 String Theory and M-Theory: A Modern Introduction, Cambridge
M Bojowald 2008 Loop Quantum Cosmology (Living Reviews in Relativity 11, 4)
LE Ibáñez, AM Uranga 2012 String Theory and Particle Physics – An Introduction To String
Phenomenology, Cambridge Univ.Press
C Rovelli 2004 Quantum Gravity, Cambridge Univ.Press
T Thiemann 2007 Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativity, Cambridge Univ.Press
B Zwiebach 2009 A First Course in String Theory 2ed, Cambridge Univ.Press
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-07-16

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