Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 2002
    Diplom studies in physics, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • 2002 – 2005
    Doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany, and at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • 2005 – 2008
    Postdoc at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario

  • 2008 – 2009
    Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, Netherlands

  • Since 2009
    Head of the Max Planck research group "Canonical and Covariant Dynamics of Quantum Gravity", Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

Selected publications

  • Bahr, B., Dittrih, B.: Improved and Perfect Actions in Discrete Gravity". In: Phys. Rev. D80, 2009. 124030, e-print: arXiv:0907.4323 [gr-qc].

  • Dittrich, B.: Diffeomorphism symmetry in quantum gravity models. In: Adv. Sci. Lett. 2, 2009. S. 151-163, e-print: arXiv:0810.3594 [gr-qc].

  • Dittrich, B., Speziale, S.: Area-angle variables for general relativity, chosen for New Journal of Physics "Best of 2008". In: New J. Phys. 10, 2008. 083006, e-print: arXiv:0802.0864 [gr-qc].

  • Dittrich, B., Thiemann, T.: Are the spectra of geometrical operators in Loop Quantum Gravity really discrete. In: J. Math. Phys. 50, 2009. 012503, e-print: arXiv:0708.1721 [gr-qc].

  • Dittrich, B.: Partial and Complete Observables for Canonical General Relativity. In: Class.Quantum Grav. 23, 2006. 6155-6184, e-print: gr-qc/0507106.

  • Dittrich, B., Loll, L.: Counting a black hole in Lorentzian product triangulations. In: Class. Quantum Grav. 23, 2006. S. 3849-3878, e-print: gr-qc/0506035.


Selected projects

  • Renormalisation and diffeomorphism invariance in quantum gravity

  • Methods of statistical physics in quantum gravity

  • Cosmological predictions by quantum gravity

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