The problem of time in quantum gravity

Series: 
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Speaker: 
Edward Anderson (Paris)
Date: 
May 15th, 2013 at 16:00
Room: 
Maths 103
Abstract: 

I present a local resolution of the Problem of Time. It is, moreover, Machian. It works for the relational triangle and for minisuperspace. I conclude by: 

  1. listing concrete obstacles for the general GR case.
  2. outlining why Halliwell-Hawking's inhomogeneous perturbations about minisuperspace are a good place to next take this study.