August 21 (Mon) at 10:00 - August 23 (Wed) at 18:00, 2023 (JST)
  • Yuki Sato (Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College)
Christy Koji Kelly

This is the fourth event by the Quantum Gravity Gatherings (QGG) Study Group at RIKEN iTHEMS. For this event we have invited Prof. Yuki Sato, National Institute of Technology, Tokuyama College, to give pedagogical lectures on the causal dynamical triangulations approach to quantum gravity. We wish this event to provide insights to researchers in related fields.

The causal dynamical triangulations formalism appears to be one of the most promising constructive approaches to quantum gravity: possessing deep links with the asymptotic safety programme and Hořava-Lifshitz gravity, causal dynamical triangulations appears to avoid many of the well-known pathologies characteristic of its Euclidean analogue. As an example the emergence of spacetime geometry remains possible in various spacetime dimensions. While many of the results in higher dimensions are understood only at the numerical level, the analytical study of the approach in two spacetime dimensions is relatively well developed; Yuki Sato is a leading expert on these latter developments and we are very lucky he has agreed to present the understanding of 2D causal spacetime coming from this approach in a manner consistent with the Quantum Gravity Gatherings philosophy.

This intensive lecture series is intended to be a lively and participatory event, not just a listening experience. For this reason, the number of participants will be limited to about 30 with priority given to graduate students and young post-docs; the intensive talk will be given in a face-to-face blackboard style (in English, no online streaming) to allow for informal and lively Q&A discussions. The program will also include short talk sessions, where interested participants can give a 5 min talk on a topic of their choice (their research, reviews on some works, what they want to study in the future, etc.). Registration is available via the dedicated website.

This is a closed event for scientists. Non-scientists are not allowed to attend. If you are not a member or related person and would like to attend, please contact us using the inquiry form. Please note that the event organizer or speaker must authorize your request to attend.

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