• Oct 22 2013

    WITS Node Seminar: Dr Yuki Sato (University of the Witwatersrand)

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theoretical physics seminar series, entitled:

    "What's new on CDT"

    to be presented by Dr. Yuki Sato (University of the Witwatersrand)

    Abstract: “Dynamical Triangulations” is an attempt to search for a non-trivial UV fixed point in quantum gravity; its causal extension called Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) may be a candidate. On the other hand, Horava-Lifshitz gravity (HL) has been introduced as a UV completion of quantum gravity by giving up a part of diffeomorphism symmetry. In my talk, I will show that, at least in 1+1 dimensions, CDT is nothing but the projectable version of HL.

    Making a survey of current works on CDT, I will also explain its motivation, general idea, what people have gained, what people have not done and where CDT will lead us.

    Date: Tuesday, 22nd October 2013
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    For more information please contact:

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa

    Tel.:+27-11-717-6819