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  Canonical quantum gravity

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I am looking for an introduction (textbook or paper, or if someone wouldn't mind writing a memo on it) to canonical quantum gravity, specifically the concept of minisuperspaces. I have been reading the paper of Wheeler (in Phys Review) but he doesn't speak about minisuperspaces, maybe they were not used/invented at the time.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-01 12:17 (UCT), posted by SE-user toot
asked Apr 27, 2012 in Resources and References by toot (445 points) [ no revision ]
retagged May 1, 2014
Minisuperspaces are briefly described in the reference (Jonathan Haliwell's Introductory Lectures on Quantum Cosmology) provided by the OP in this question.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-01 12:17 (UCT), posted by SE-user twistor59
Thanks, seems exactly what I was looking for.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-01 12:17 (UCT), posted by SE-user toot

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How about http://www.amazon.com/Canonical-Relativity-Cambridge-Monographs-Mathematical/dp/0521741874, Modern Canonical Quantum General Relativity (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics), Thiemann?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-01 12:17 (UCT), posted by SE-user Sanath Devalapurkar
answered Jan 12, 2014 by SDevalapurkar (285 points) [ no revision ]
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Well, there's Bojowald's Canonical Gravity and Applications.

For mini-superspace, hmm...Thiemann's book might be good. I know Kiefer's Quantum Gravity discusses it a bit, and contains good references therein.

  • For midi-superspace models, there's a review article: Barbero and Villaseñor's Quantization of Midisuperspace Models.

  • There's also Misner's "Minisuperspace" (in JR Klauder, ed., Magic Without Magic: John Archibald Wheeler. A Collection of Essays in Honor of his Sixtieth Birthday, pp. 441–473).

  • Ashtekar et al.'s "Minisuperspaces: Observables and Quantization" arXiv:gr-qc/9302027.

I think these should get you a good overview...

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-05-01 12:17 (UCT), posted by SE-user Alex Nelson
answered Jan 12, 2014 by Alex Nelson (100 points) [ no revision ]

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