Non Perturbative Quantum Gravity:
Loops and Spin
Luminy, Marseille, France
The conference is focused on loop quantum gravity and the
spinfoam formalism. Its aim is to make the point on where we are in
this approach to quantum
gravity. In particular: evaluate
the results obtained so far, point
out open problems, and discuss the
most promissing directions of development.
The conference will be organized
around four themes:
- Hamiltonian loop quantum
- Spin foam formalism
- Physical applications
(black holes, cosmology, phenomenology)
- Other related research
International Scientific Comitee
| Abhay Ashtekar
John Baez (USA)
| John Barrett
| Nathalie Deruelle
| Chris Isham
| Renate Loll
Ted Newman (USA)
| Roger Penrose
| Robert Wald
The conference will be articulated
The duration of these will be decided by
dividing the available time by the number of communications
If you are interested in presenting a
communication look at the section "Communications" on
this webpage. The detailed conference program will
be decided on the basis of these submissions.
- morning talks of approximately 30
minutes, meant to summarize the present state of
the different aspects of the field.
- afternoon presentations of novel
- a panel session, followed by a general
discussion, on the last day.
- ample discussion time.
The conference will take place at CIRM,
a very pleasant conference center on the campus
of Luminy, in Marseille. The sea is at a 20 minutes
walk (in a spectacularly beautiful landscape) from
the conference center.
participants can be lodged at the CIRM itself.
CIRM provides meals as well.
cost is as follows:
fee: 100 Euros
and meals: 60 Euros/day in single room or
52 Euros/day in double room.
a certain amount of money available to contribute.
See the section "Financial support."
Financial support and submission of scientific communications.
We shall allocate all the money we are able to collect for supporting
participants. Priorities will be given to: - Requests of conference
fees cancellation, - Requests of lodging reinboursement, - Traveling
support for invited speakers that make explicit request, - Traveling
support for students and young participants that could not come without.
If you can use your own source of support, you can allow others without
independent support to participate. Thanks.
As soon as we know
the amount of money available and on the basis
of the number of people attending to the conference,
we will let you know if we can support you.
How to contact us?
lodging, financial support and submission of scientific
communication, we prefer that you use the above two
If you want
to email us for any information concerning the conference,
please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Freidel, ENS-Lyon, Lyon,
France and PI, Waterloo, Canada.
Roche, LPMT, Montpellier,
Rovelli, CPT, Marseille, France.
This conference is supported by CNRS, CIRM and Centre de Physique
Théorique de Marseille, Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS-Lyon
and Laboratoire de Physique Mathématique et Théorique de Montpellier.