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Particles, Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Monday, October 29, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant West (Physics Building), P121

John Donoghue, UMass Amherst

A possible QFT pathway for UV complete quantum gravity

This is a study of a renormalizable quantum field theory for gravity. It makes use of a gravitational sector which is weakly coupled at all scales, and a helper Yang Mills gauge theory which becomes strong at the Planck scale. While it has an unstable ghost in the propagator, and other unusual properties, unitarity is satisfied at the one loop level as determined by explicit calculation. Further explorations will be discussed.

Contact:

Prof. G. Dunne

Physics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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