Loop Quantum Gravity
by Thomas Thiemann
Publisher: arXiv 2006
Number of pages: 58
This is a (relatively) non-technical summary of the status of the quantum dynamics in Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG). We explain in detail the historical evolution of the subject and why the results obtained so far are non-trivial.
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