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Spin networks and quantum gravity.
  • Rovelli, Smolin
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
  • 4 May 1995
We introduce a new basis on the state space of non-perturbative quantum gravity. The states of this basis are linearly independent, are well defined in both the loop representation and the connectionExpand
Geometry eigenvalues and the scalar product from recoupling theory in loop quantum gravity.
  • De Pietri R, Rovelli
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
  • 13 February 1996
We summarize the basics of the loop representation of quantum gravity and describe the main aspects of the formalism, including its latest developments, in a reorganized and consistent form.Expand
Quantum mechanics without time: A model.
  • Rovelli
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
  • 15 October 1990
The quantization of a simple dynamical system in which a unitary time evolution appears only within a certain approximation is studied in detail. The probabilistic interpretation of quantum mechanicsExpand
Black Hole Entropy from Loop Quantum Gravity.
  • Rovelli
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • 30 March 1996
We study the idea that the statistical entropy governing thermal interactions of a black hole with its exterior is determined by the microstates of the hole having distinct effects on the exterior,Expand
Knot theory and quantum gravity.
  • Rovelli, Smolin
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • 5 September 1988
A new represenatation for quantum general relativity is described, which is defined in terms of functionals of sets of loops in three-space. In this representation exact solutions of the quantumExpand
Time in quantum gravity: An hypothesis.
  • Rovelli
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. D, Particles and fields
  • 15 January 1991
A solution to the issue of time in quantum gravity is proposed. The hypothesis that time is not defined at the fundamental level (at the Planck scale) is considered. A natural extension of canonicalExpand
Time of arrival in quantum mechanics.
  • Grot, Rovelli, Tate
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. A, Atomic, molecular, and…
  • 14 March 1996
We study the problem of computing the probability for the time of arrival of a quantum particle at a given spatial position. We consider a solution to this problem based on the spectral decompositionExpand
Weaving a classical metric with quantum threads.
Results that illuminate the physical interpretation of states of nonperturbative quantum gravity are obtained using the recently introduced loop variables. It is shown that (i) while local operatorsExpand
The physical Hamiltonian in nonperturbative quantum gravity.
  • Rovelli, Smolin
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • 5 August 1993
A quantum Hamiltonian which evolves the gravitational field according to time as measured by constant surfaces of a scalar field is defined through a regularization procedure based on the loopExpand
Quantization of dynamical systems with Chern-Simons terms.
We propose a novel approach to the quantization of Chern-Simons theories in the Hamiltonian framework that is manifestly gauge invariant and does not require gauge fixing. This approach is based onExpand
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