Asymptotic Safety

The following pages are meant as an informal introduction to asymptotic safety and as a guide to the literature.

The Asymptotic Safety FAQs   
These FAQs are getting out of date. They may still serve as a general introduction,
but they do not reflect the current state of the field.

Asymptotic Safety bibliography
a relatively complete annotated bibliography on the subject, in roughly chronological order, including a list of papers on closely related arguments.

The AS seminars

Relevant future conferences

Quantum Spacetime and the Renormalization Group Leyden, February 13-17 2017

Relevant past conferences

ERG2016, ICTP, Trieste, September 19-23 2016, slides and videos avaliable here

Renormalization group approaches to quantum gravity Perimeter Institute, april 22-25, 2014 follow link for videos

The workshop Asymptotic Safety - 30 Years Later was held at the Perimeter Institute on November 5 8, 2009. Full video coverage is available here.


Dario Benedetti, Pedro Machado and Frank Saueressig,
Perimeter Institute, 11/2009

Daniel Litim, myself, Carlo Pagani, Pointe de l'Observatoire,
Aussois (ERG 2012) 09/2012
Daniel Litim, Astrid Eichhorn, Alfio Bonanno, 
Perimeter Institute, 10/2012
Martin Reuter, myself, Daniele Oriti,
Dario Benedetti,
University of Waterloo,

External links

Wikipedia entry on Asymptotic safety in quantum gravity

Scholarpedia entry on Asymptotic safety in quantum gravity

The Quantum Theory of Fields: Effective or Fundamental? A talk by Steven Weinberg at CERN, July 7, 2009

Talk by M. Shaposhnikov at "Why m_H=126 GeV?"

Gravity at high energy A talk by Steven Weinberg at Strings 2010


An article in New Scientist

Auf dem Weg zur Quantengravitation - by K. Kiefer (Spektrum der Wissenschaften)

Thank you


Last update 02/06/2016