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Phenomenological Quantum Gravity

Starts at:Fri 23 Oct 2009, 14:00
Speaker:Sabine HossenfelderInstitute: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
standard-model cross-sections, and an energy dependent speed of light.

Room:Seminarraum 0.01
Contact: Stefan Theisen