MaxPlanckInstitut für Gravitationsphysik, AlbertEinsteinInstitut  

Phenomenological Quantum Gravity 
Starts at:  Fri 23 Oct 2009, 14:00  
Speaker:  Sabine Hossenfelder  Institute:  Nordita 
Abstract:  The search for a satisfying theory that unifies general relativity with quantum field theory is one of the major tasks for physicists in the 21st century. During the last decade, the phenomenology of quantum gravity and string theory has been examined from various points of view, opening new perspectives and testable predictions. I will give a short introduction into these effective models which allow to extend the standard model and include the expected effects of the underlying fundamental theory. I will talk about models with extra dimensions, models with a minimal length scale and those with a deformation of Lorentz invariance. The focus is on observable consequences, such as black hole and graviton production, modifications of standardmodel crosssections, and an energy dependent speed of light.  
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Seminartype:  Ordinary  
Room:  Seminarraum 0.01  
Contact: Stefan Theisen  