# Introduction to loop quantum gravity and spin foams

@inproceedings{Perez2004IntroductionTL, title={Introduction to loop quantum gravity and spin foams}, author={Alejandro Perez}, year={2004} }

These notes are a didactic overview of the non perturbative and background independent approach to a quantum theory of gravity known as loop quantum gravity. The definition of real connection variables for general relativity, used as a starting point in the program, is described in a simple manner. The main ideas leading to the definition of the quantum theory are naturally introduced and the basic mathematics involved is described. The main predictions of the theory such as the discovery of…

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