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On the relation of canonical and covariant formulations of Loop Quantum Gravity

  title={On the relation of canonical and covariant formulations of Loop Quantum Gravity},
  author={Antonia Zipfel},
Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) is a background independent approach towards a quantum theory of gravity that splits into a canonical and a covariant branch the latter of which is also often called spin foam model. The spin foam model can only be derived formally from a constrained BF-theory that is discretized prior to quantization so that the resulting quantum theory is not continuous while canonical LQG rests on a true representation of the continuum canonical commutation relations at the… 
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