Speaker: 
Frank Saueressig
Speaker affiliation: 
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 16:15
Room: 
Building 44 (Shackleton) Lect. Theatre A (1041)
Title: 
Gravitational RG flows on foliated spacetimes
Abstract: 
The role of time and the possibility of spacetime carrying a foliation structure are longstanding questions which lately received a lot of renewed attention from the quantum gravity community. In this talk, I will review recent progress in formulating a Wetterich-type functional renormalization group equation on foliated spacetimes and outline its potential applications. In particular, I will discuss first results concerning the RG flow of anisotropic gravity models, highlighting the possibility of dynamical Lorentz-symmetry restoration along the RG flow.