Joint HET - Discovery Seminar – University of Copenhagen

Joint HET - Discovery Seminar

Speaker: Anupam Mazumdar (Lancaster University)

Title: Towards Asymptotic Freedom for Gravity

Abstract: I will discuss the most general covariant, ghost-free, higher derivative extension of General Relativity which may be able to render  gravity asymptotically free in the deep ultra-violet, while recovering the Newtonian gravitational potential in far infrared. Such a construction has fundamental consequences the way we think about gravity at short distances and times -- I will show how in such models cosmological and black hole singularities could be resolved providing us with encouraging signs for a possible consistent ultraviolet completion of gravity.

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