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G\'eom\'etrie quantique dans les mousses de spins : de la th\'eorie topologique BF vers la relativit\'e g\'en\'erale

@inproceedings{Bonzom2010GeometrieQD,
  title={G\'eom\'etrie quantique dans les mousses de spins : de la th\'eorie topologique BF vers la relativit\'e g\'en\'erale},
  author={Valentin Bonzom},
  year={2010}
}
Loop quantum gravity has provided us with a canonical framework especially devised for background independent and diffeomorphism invariant gauge field theories. In this quantization the fundamental excitations are called spin network states, and in the context of general relativity, they give a meaning to quantum geometry. Spin foams are a sort of path integral for spin network states, supposed to enable the computations of transition amplitudes between these states. The spin foam quantization…