Understanding the structure of quantum field theories and their observational consequences beyond the realm of perturbation theory constitutes one of the central challenges in theoretical physics. Progress along this research frontier may be the key for answering fundamental questions related to the structure of space, time, and matter. Following the idea of “renormalizing the non-renormalizable”, this route may even allow for a unified description of all fundamental forces, including gravity, within the framework of renormalizable quantum field theories.
A central tool for exploring this essentially uncharted territory are functional methods based, e.g., on path integrals or functional renormalization group equations. This workshop will survey recent developments, flourishing from seminal contributions by Martin Reuter, and future opportunities in this field. The scientific focus will cover fundamental aspects and a discussion of possible quantum gravity signatures observable in particle physics, black holes, and cosmology. The goal is to develop new roadmaps for obtaining a description of our world valid on all scales and identify new connections between the fundamental descriptions and phenomenological consequences within the various approaches.
|Abhay Ashtekar||Ennio Gozzi|
|Daniel Becker||Renate Loll|
|Dario Benedetti||Max Niedermaier|
|Alfio Bonanno||Carlo Pagani|
|Steve Carlip||Alessia Platania|
|Alessandro Codello||Hartmann Römer|
|Bianca Dittrich||Christof Wetterich|
|Walter Dittrich||Andreas Wipf|
Proceedings of the workshop will be published by universe.
Organized by Astrid Eichhorn (University of Heidelberg), Roberto Percacci (SISSA) and Frank Saueressig (Radboud University Nijmegen).
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