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Why not try to work with the individuals who actually do this? In principle you are right, you can work on similar or close enough projects and also try to learn/work on CDT. For example, you could send some mails to the relevant people and ask for some kind of guidance or even problems of CDT to work on gradually. It works fine for me )
I think it depends on if your adviser from the related field supports your ideas, even though he is probably not an expert on CDT himself. If he supports you, he will probably allow you to collaberate with an external CDT group too, let you visit them from time to time etc to discuss things that can not be solved by email.
The only place I know that they explicitly do causal dynamical triangulations is the Radboud University in Nijmegen, and especially Renate Loll. Jan Ambjørn is another expert on the subject but to what I know no recent PhD theses have been advertised (for the last 3 years at least) at NBI for this subject. The problem, as with other approaches of quantum gravity that the great majority of the community has strong reasons to believe that their are not valid and this directly influences PhD jobs and even worse Postdoc jobs. If there are 5 places in the world to do LQG there is only about 1-2 to do CDT for a postdoc so if I were you I would put a lot (but a lot) thought into it.
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