he BFCG Theory and Canonical Quantization of Gravity

by Miguel Angelo Oliveira

Institution: University of Lisbon Faculty of Science
Department: Mathematical Physics Group
Degree: Doctorate Degree
Year: 2018
Posted: 06/07/2019
Record ID: 2222187
Full text PDF: https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.04818


This is a PhD thesis on a categorical generalization of the BF model called the BFCG theory. The new theory is equivalent to General Relativity at the classical level but, at the quantum level, seeks to address the problem of the coupling of spinfoams to fermions and, the question of the semiclassical limit of a spinfoam model. Please see enclosed abstract for further details.