# Group Seminar

During the term our group seminar takes place Wednesdays at 4 pm in room SR 02.729. Speakers in the group seminar are external researchers who are visiting our group as well as group members who present ongoing research projects. The current schedule of our group seminars can be found below.

## Group seminars SS 2016

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Perturbative solution of construction equations: general method and application" | Fri, 8 Apr 10:00-11:00 |
SR 02.729 | Alexander Wierzba Ludwig-Maximilian Universität |

"Kinematical uniqueness of loop quantum cosmology" | Wed, 11 May 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Dr. Jon Engle Florida Atlantic University, USA |

"The Erlangen Programme and General Relativity" |
Tue, 31 May 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Derek Wise Concordia U., USA |

## Group seminars WS 2015/16

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Quantum Gravity: rainbows and other ideas" | Tue, 20 Oct 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Andrea Dapor FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"Heat kernel coherent states on SU(3)" | Tue, 27 Oct 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Thorsten Lang FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"Dynamical wave function reduction theories and various open issues at the interface between gravitation and quantum theory" | Mon, 22 Feb 13:30-14:30 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Dr. Daniel Sudarsky UNAM Mexico City |

"Construction equations for cosmologically symmetric area metric gravity" |
Wed, 9 Mar 10:00-11:00 |
SR 02.729 | Maximilian Düll FAU Erlangen, Germany |

## Group seminars SS 2015

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Homogeneity and Isotropy in non-embedded LQG" | Wed, 22 Jul 14:00-15:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Jonathan Engle Florida Atlantic University |

"The Physical Hamiltonian of the Gowdy Model in Algebraic Quantum Gravity" | Thu, 17 Sep 10:00-11:00 |
SR 02.729 | Benedikt Böhm FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"Algebraic Loop Quantisation of the Gowdy Model: The Master Constraint" | Thu, 17 Sep 11:00-12:00 |
SR 02.729 | Nils Alex FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"On Spatially Diffeomorphism Invariant Quantizations of the Bosonic String" | Thu, 17 Sep 14:00-15:00 |
SR 02.729 | Florian Wolz FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"Quantum Tetrahedron and Loop Quantum Gravity:The Monochromatic Four-Vertex" | Fri, 18 Sep 14:00-15:00 |
SR 02.729 | Konstantin Eder FAU Erlangen, Germany |

## Group seminars WS 2014/15

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Geometrische Eigenschaften der Verschränkungsentropie in der Loop-Quantengravitation (Bachelorkolloquium, in German)" | Wed, 1 Oct 10:00-11:00 |
SR 02.729 | Nadine Stritzelberger FAU IQG |

"How the dynamics of matter determines the dynamics of gravity" | Wed, 8 Oct 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Frederic Schuller IQG, FAU Erlangen |

"Chern-Simons Theory, Flat Connections and 4d Quantum Geometry" |
Wed, 19 Nov 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Muxin Han FAU Erlangen, Germany |

"Discrete quantum geometries and their effective dimension" | Wed, 3 Dec 14:00-15:00 |
SR 01.683 | Johannes Thürigen MPI für Gravitationsphysik |

"Quantum theory and spacetime: an operational perspective" |
Tue, 9 Dec 14:00-15:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Markus Müller Universität Heidelberg |

"Towards the Turaev-Viro amplitudes from a Hamiltonian constraint" |
Wed, 17 Dec 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Maïté Dupuis University of Waterloo |

"Symmetry reductions in loop quantum gravity based on classical gauge fixings (blackboard talk)" |
Wed, 7 Jan 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Norbert Bodendorfer University of Warsaw |

"First-order Dipole Cosmology in the limit of large volume of the universe" |
Wed, 14 Jan 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Marcin Kisielowski FAU Erlangen, Germany |

## Group seminars SS 2014

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"The Large-Volume Limit of a Quantum Tetrahedron is a Quantum Harmonic Oscillator" | Wed, 16 Apr 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. John Schliemann Universität Regensburg |

"Regge state-sum models of quantum gravity" | Wed, 14 May 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Aleksandar Mikovic Lusófona University and GFM - University of Lisbon |

"A Larger State Space for LQG" |
Wed, 21 May 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Suzanne Lanéry IQG, FAU Erlangen |

"Turaev-Viro amplitudes from 2+1 Loop Quantum Gravity" |
Wed, 4 Jun 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Daniele Pranzetti IQG, FAU Erlangen |

"Towards the fundamental spectrum of Quantum Yang-Mills Theory (Master Colloquium)" |
Wed, 25 Jun 16:00-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Klaus Liegener IQG, FAU Erlangen |

"Gaussian measures and representations of the holonomy-flux algebra" |
Mon, 22 Sep 10:00-11:00 |
SR 02.729 | Stefan Nekovar IQG FAU Erlangen |

"Effective formulations for (canonical) Quantum Theories" |
Mon, 22 Sep 11:00-12:00 |
SR 02.729 | Suddhasattwa Brahma Pennsylvania State University |

## Group seminars WS 2013/14

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Topological parameters in gravity" |
Wed, 9 Oct 14:00-15:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Sandipan Sengupta Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India |

"General covariant foundations of quantum theory: The general boundary formulation" |
Wed, 23 Oct 16:30-18:00 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Robert Oeckl Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, UNAM Morelia, Mexico |

"Symmetry Reducing Loop Quantum Gravity" |
Wed, 30 Oct 16:30-18:00 |
SR 02.729 | Maximillian Hanusch Universität Paderborn |

"Cosmology with group field theory condensates" |
Wed, 13 Nov 16:30-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Steffen Gielen Perimeter Institute |

"Deformed Phase Space for 3d gravity" |
Tue, 19 Nov 12:30-13:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Maïté Dupuis University of Waterloo |

"Gauge Symmetric Higher derivative theories" |
Wed, 20 Nov 14:15-15:45 |
SR 02.779 (!) | Biswajit Paul S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India |

"Null Twisted Geometry" |
Wed, 4 Dec 16:30-17:30 |
SR 02.729 | Mingyi Zhang |

"Exact evaluations of coherent spin networks and spin foams" | Thu, 5 Dec 14:30-15:45 |
SR 01.683 (!) | Jeff Hnybida Perimeter Institute |

"The quantization of submanifold embeddings" |
Fri, 6 Dec 12:30-14:00 |
SR 02.779 (!) | Dr. Jochen Zahn Universität Wien |

"Refinement limit of spin net / spin foam models with quantum groups" |
Mon, 9 Dec 11:00-12:00 |
SR 02.729 | Sebastian Steinhaus Perimeter Institute |

"Nonperturbative Renormalization Group approaches to quantum gravity" |
Tue, 10 Dec 12:15-13:45 |
SR 00.732 (!) | Dr. Astrid Eichhorn Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics |

"Mode decomposition and Fourier analysis of physical fields in homogeneous cosmology" | Mon, 16 Dec 11:00-12:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Zhirayr Avetisyan MPI Leipzig |

"Locality in Causal Sets" |
Mon, 16 Dec 13:30-14:30 |
SR 02.729 | Lisa Glaser Nils Bohr Institute |

"Classically Consistent Theories of Interacting Spin-2 Fields" |
Wed, 18 Dec 16:30-18:00 |
SR 02.729 | Angnis Schmidt-May Stockholm University |

"What is the hydrogen atom of quantum field theory" |
Thu, 16 Jan 17:00-18:30 |
SR 01.332 (!) | Prof. Michael Thies IQG, FAU Erlangen |

"Geometry of 4-valent spin networks with spin 1/2 (Bachelorkolloquium)" | Mon, 3 Feb 15:00-16:00 |
SR 02.729 | Henning Stumpf FAU IQG |

"Semiclassical perturbation theory within loop quantum gravity (Masterkolloquium)" |
Mon, 3 Feb 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | David Winnekens FAU IQG |

## Group seminars SS 2013

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Dynamical evaporation of quantum horizons" |
Wed, 17 Apr 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Daniel Pranzetti Max-Planck-Instistute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam |

"Unbroken Discrete Supersymmetry" |
Wed, 24 Apr 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Gerhart Seidl |

"Relational Evolution of Observables for Hamiltonian-Constrained Systems" |
Wed, 15 May 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Jerzy Lewandowski University of Warsaw |

"Tensor operators for the Lorentz group in (2+1) loop quantum gravity" |
Wed, 19 Jun 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Giuseppe Sellaroli University of Waterloo |

"Tensor operators in LQG" |
Wed, 26 Jun 16:00-17:00 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Florian Girelli University of Waterloo |

## Group seminars WS 2012/13

Title | Time | Room | Speaker |

"Multimetric cosmology and structure formation" |
Wed, 21 Nov 16:00-17:30 |
Übungsraum 5, Department Mathematik, Cauerstr. 11 | Dr. Manuel Hohmann Tartu University |

"Complete quantization of an inflationary scenario with scalar perturbations" |
Wed, 21 Nov 17:30-18:30 |
SR 02.729 | Mikel Fernández Méndez Instituto de Estructura de la Materia - CSIC |

"Topics in LQC" |
Wed, 5 Dec 17:00-18:30 |
SR 02.729 | Miguel Campiglia Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, Pennstate University |

"Shape Dynamics" |
Wed, 19 Dec 17:00-18:30 |
SR 02.729 | Dr. Tim Koslowski University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada |

"Transition amplitude in Dipole Cosmology: first order calculations" | Tue, 22 Jan 12:00-13:00 |
SR 02.779 | Marcin Kisielowski University of Warsaw |

"From Finslerian time measures to Finsler geometric gravity" |
Tue, 22 Jan 13:00-14:00 |
SR 02.779 | Christian Pfeifer Universität Hamburg |

"Symmetric Subsets of the LQG Configuration Space" |
Mon, 28 Jan 17:00-18:00 |
SR 02.729 | Prof. Christian Fleischhack Universität Paderborn |

"Quantum Mechanics in the Polymer Particle Representation" | Fri, 8 Feb 11:00-12:00 |
SR 02.729 | Thorsten Reichert IQG, Uni Erlangen |

"Manifestly gauge-invariant cosmological perturbation theory" | Wed, 27 Mar 14:00-15:00 |
SR 02.729 | Thomas Zilker IQG Erlangen |