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.