May 10, 10:15 in E204 (Tuesday Seminar)  

Diego Blas (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)


Quantum Gravity without Relativity

I will review the recent proposal of P. Horava for a consistent theory of quantum gravity. After introducing the idea of anisotropic scaling (and its relation to renormalization) with a toy model, I will show how this idea is implemented in gravitational theories. Once the proposal is understood, I will discuss the phenomenological implications. My plan is to make a pedagogical review aimed at anyone interested in quantum gravity.