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SUMMARY:Carlo Rovelli - Spin networks: the quantum structure of spacetime
from Penrose's intuition to Loop Quantum Gravity - Carlo Rovelli (Aix-Mar
seille Université )
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20191202T173000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20191202T183000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures- The Roger Penrose Lecture\
n\nCarlo Rovelli - Spin networks: the quantum structure of spacetime from
Penrose's intuition to Loop Quantum Gravity\n\nMonday 2 December 2019\n\n
In developing the mathematical description of quantum spacetime\, Loop Qua
ntum Gravity stumbled upon a curious mathematical structure: graphs labell
ed by spins. This turned out to be precisely the structure of quantum spac
e suggested by Roger Penrose two decades earlier\, just on the basis of hi
s intuition. Today these graphs with spin\, called "spin networks" have be
come a common tool to explore the quantum properties of gravity. In this t
alk Carlo will tell this beautiful story and illustrate the current role o
f spin networks in the efforts to understand quantum gravity.\n\nCarlo Rov
elli is a Professor in the Centre de Physique Théorique de Luminy of Aix-
Marseille Université where he works mainly in the field of quantum gravit
y and is a founder of loop quantum gravity theory. His popular-science bo
ok 'Seven Brief Lesson on Physics' has been translated into 41 languages a
nd has sold over a million copies worldwide.\n\n5.30pm-6.30pm\, Mathematic
al Institute\, Oxford\n\nPlease email external-relations@maths.ox.ac.uk to
register.\n\nWatch live:\nhttps://facebook.com/OxfordMathematics\nhttps:/
/livestream.com/oxuni/rovelli\n\nThe Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures ar
e generously supported by XTX Markets.\nSpeakers:\nCarlo Rovelli (Aix-Mars
eille Université )
LOCATION:Mathematical Institute (Lecture Theatre 1)\, Woodstock Road OX2 6
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