## MathsNet: Research Student Directory

Name | Druce, Paul |
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Group | Mathematical Physics |

Room | C32, Math Sci |

Telephone | +44 (0) 115 95 13858 [direct dial] |

Thesis Title | Non-commutative geometry and quantum gravity |

Thesis Abstract | The applications of noncommutative geometry in the realm of quantum gravity research is a budding area with large potential. Noncommutative geometry has been shown to very naturally produce the Standard model of particle physics and attempts to include a quantum description of gravity are currently in their initial stages. This project will involve developing ideas of noncommutative spaces (so called fuzzy spaces) that are appropriate approximations to regular commutative manifolds with always a focus of physics and specifically quantum gravity as a motivating factor. |

School contact information | School of Mathematical Sciences University of Nottingham University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD UK Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 4949 Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 4951 |