# Background independent quantum gravity: A Status report

@article{Ashtekar2004BackgroundIQ, title={Background independent quantum gravity: A Status report}, author={Abhay Ashtekar and Jerzy Lewandowski}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2004}, volume={21} }

The goal of this review is to present an introduction to loop quantum gravity—a background-independent, non-perturbative approach to the problem of unification of general relativity and quantum physics, based on a quantum theory of geometry. Our presentation is pedagogical. Thus, in addition to providing a bird's eye view of the present status of the subject, the review should also serve as a vehicle to enter the field and explore it in detail. To aid non-experts, very little is assumed beyond…

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