Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

Reuter, Martin (Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz, Germany); Saueressig, Frank (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This volume provides a unique introduction to the gravitational asymptotic safety scenario within quantum gravity research. Aimed at graduate students and experienced researchers alike, it guides readers from the foundations to the state-of-the-art in the field, including applications to black holes and the cosmology near the Big Bang.
1. A quantum field theory of gravity; 2. The functional renormalization group; 3. The asymptotic safety mechanism; 4. A functional renormalization group for gravity; 5. Truncations of single-metric type; 6. Bi-metric truncations; 7. Conformally reduced gravity; 8. The reconstruction problem; 9. Alternative field variables; 10. Matter coupled to quantum gravity; 11. Towards phenomenology; 12. Miscellanea; Appendix A. Notation and conventions; Appendix B. Organizing the derivative expansion; Appendix C. Metric variations; Appendix D. Heat Kernel techniques; Appendix E. Cutoff- and threshold functions; Appendix F. Field decompositions; References; Index.
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