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Asymptotically safe quantum gravity and matter

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I will introduce the asymptotic safety scenario as a potential candidate for a model of quantum gravity. I will review the basic idea of the approach and highlight recent progress that provides intriguing hints that quantum gravity might be asymptotically safe. I will then focus on the interactions of quantum gravity with matter, and explain why matter matters in quantum gravity. Finally, I will discuss quantum-gravity effects on matter and show how these can be used to devise observational consistency tests for this model of quantum gravity.

This talk is part of the Quantum Fields and Strings Seminars series.

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