International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 1769–1783

Group Field Theory: An Overview


DOI: 10.1007/s10773-005-8894-1

Cite this article as:
Freidel, L. Int J Theor Phys (2005) 44: 1769. doi:10.1007/s10773-005-8894-1


We give a brief overview of the properties of a higher-dimensional generalization of matrix model which arise naturally in the context of a background approach to quantum gravity, the so-called group field theory. We show in which sense this theory provides a third quantization point-of-view on quantum gravity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Perimeter InstituteWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure de LyonLyonFrance
  3. 3.Perimeter InstituteWaterlooCanada

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