I discuss the new dimension that the relational approach to the problem of time takes in quantum gravity contexts in which spacetime and geometry are understood as emergent. I argue that, in this case, the relational strategy is best realized at an approximate and effective level, after suitable coarse graining and only in terms of special quantum states. I then show a concrete realization of such effective relational dynamics in the context of a cosmological application of the tensorial group field theory formalism for quantum gravity.


Talk Number 21060115
Speaker Profile Luca Marchetti
Collection Quantizing Time
Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive
Subject Quantum Physics