Invitation to a talk: Astrid Eichhorn, Tuesday Jan. 16th 2018, 12:00 pm at the IQOQI Seminar Room

Current directions in asymptotically safe gravity

I will give an introduction to asymptotically safe quantum gravity. After explaining the basic idea, I will review the current status of the model. In the second part, I will focus on the potential for the asymptotic safety paradigm to provide a joint model of quantum gravity and matter, and "retrodict" some of the free parameters of the Standard Model of particle physics, such as, e.g., the values of the fine-structure constant and the masses of the heavy quarks.

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