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RG flow equations and Quantum Gravity

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G125

Speaker Name(s): 

Shanta de Alwis

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado, Boulder
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Nuclear/Particle Physics Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

We discuss the different forms of the functional RG equation and their relation to each other. In particular we suggest a generalized version of the Polchinski equation as an alternative to the Wetterich equation in order to discuss Weinberg's asymptotic safety program for defining quantum gravity.