The effective field theory treatment of quantum gravity
Abstract
This is a pedagogical introduction to the treatment of quantum general relativity as an effective field theory. It starts with an overview of the methods of effective field theory and includes an explicit example. Quantum general relativity matches this framework and I discuss gravitational examples as well as the limits of the effective field theory. I also discuss the insights from effective field theory on the gravitational effects on running couplings in the perturbative regime.
 Publication:

American Institute of Physics Conference Series
 Pub Date:
 October 2012
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.4756964
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1209.3511
 Bibcode:
 2012AIPC.1483...73D
 Keywords:

 general relativity;
 gravitation;
 quantum field theory;
 quantum gravity;
 04.20.q;
 04.60.m;
 11.10.z;
 Classical general relativity;
 Quantum gravity;
 Field theory;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 Presented at the Sixth International School on Field Theory and Gravitation, Petropolis, Brazil, April 2012, to be published in the proceedings. 22 pages, 3 figures