Julian Rennert, Applied Math, University of Waterloo
The cosmological constant in 3d Loop Quantum Gravity
In the first part of my PhD comprehensive seminar I will give a brief summary of the courses I took in order to fulfill my breadth requirement. The main part however will focus on the research problem I have been working on, namely the implementation of a positive cosmological constant in 3d Loop Quantum Gravity. This will include some of the theoretical background such as Loop Quantum Gravity and Quantum Groups, my own work to date and future research goals.