Simone Zonetti
Former member
PhD student in CP3 from October 2008 to December 2012
I am involved in the following research directions:

Nonperturbative quantisation of gauge theories, noncommutative geometry and unification of the fundamental interactions

Development of nonperturbative quantisation techniques of gauge theories (Yang-Mills, topological, gravity) and their application to particle physics and quantum field theory at finite temperature (in particular, within the context of superconductivity).
Exploration of the consequences of noncommutative geometry in the search for the unification of the fundamental interactions (M-theory and superstrings, quantum gravity).

External collaborators: Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics, NITheP, South Africa); Hendrik Geyer (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS; University of Stellenbosch, South Africa); M. Norbert Hounkonnou (International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications, ICMPA-UNESCO Chair, Benin); Calvin Matondo Bwayi (University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo); Habatwa Mweene (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia); John R. Klauder (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA); Peter Jarvis (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia).

Quantum Gravity and the Cosmological Constant

Quantum diffeomorphic gauge invariance and the total cosmological constant, inclusive of the quantum fluctuations of the gravitational field

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Two-Dimensional Quantum Dilaton Gravity and the Quantum Cosmological Constant
Simone Zonetti and Jan Govaerts
[Full text] Journal of Physics: Conference Series 410 (2013) 012134 (4 pages);
Proceedings IC-MSQUARE 2012, International Conference on Mathematical Modelling in Physical Sciences, September 3-7, 2012, Budapest (Hungary)

Refereed paper. Contribution to proceedings. 10th February.


Quantum gravity and the cosmological constant: lessons from two-dimensional dilaton gravity
Jan Govaerts and Simone Zonetti
[Abstract] [PDF] Preprint ICMPA-MPA/040/2012, published in Phys. Rev. D87 (2013) 084016 (10 pages)
Refereed paper. 20th December.
Black holes in the conical ensemble
Grumiller, Daniel and McNees, Robert and Zonetti, Simone
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] 51 pages, 7 figures, published in Phys.Rev.D
Refereed paper. 26th October.
Affine Quantization and the Initial Cosmological Singularity
MichaŽl Fanuel and Simone Zonetti
[Abstract] [PDF] [Full text] Published in Europhys.Lett. 101 (2013) 10001(6 pages)
Refereed paper. 22nd March.


Duality between 1+1 dimensional Maxwell-Dilaton gravity and Liouville field theory
Zonetti, Simone and Govaerts, Jan
[Abstract] [PDF] Preprint ICMPA-MPA/014/2011; Published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 45 (2012) 042001 (7 pages)
Refereed paper. 8th November.

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