RG flow equations and Quantum Gravity

Event Dates: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Shanta de Alwis

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado, Boulder

Abstract, Event Details: 

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.