Theorie-Palaver

Oct. 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. in Staudingerweg 7, 05-427Upalaparna Banerjee

Federico Gasparotto

Pouria Mazloumi

Yong Xu

Frank Saueressig (Nijmegen)

The asymptotic safety program strives for a high-energy completion of gravity and gravity-matter systems by an interacting renormalization group fixed point, the Reuter fixed point. The fixed point renders the theory safe from unphysical divergences at high energies and equips the construction with predictive power. In this talk I will give a pedagogical introduction to the program. In particular, I will argue that the inclusion of form factors - generalizing the running couplings encountered in quantum field theory to curved spacetime - is essential for investigating questions related to the causality and unitarity of Asymptotic Safety. Moreover, I will outline how form factors provide a concrete perspective for formulating various quantum gravity programs in a unifying language.