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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Nuclear, Astro and Particle Physics Seminars

These lectures feature speakers from around the country and globe. Each seminar lasts about an hour and takes a closer look at more specialized fields in various realms of physics and astronomy.

Many seminars will be held in a hybrid format and a recurring Zoom link is provided to access the virtual format.

The talks will be on Wednesdays at 4PM in the Rogers Room (Jones PSC 409).

Upcoming Seminar (Spring 2024):

Lessons of the Effective Field Theory Treatment of Quantum General Relativity

Speaker: Prof. John Donoghue
Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date and time: February 14th, 4 pm
Abstract: I will provide an overview of the use of Effective Field Theory to study quantum aspects of General Relativity. This provides rigorous results in quantum gravity. A few low energy theorems will be highlighted. Then I describe some of the lessons which should be extracted from this approach. Finally, I will discuss some of the limitations and challenges of the EFT treatment.


 


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