Simone Zonetti

Former member
Member from October 2008 to December 2012
Research directions:
Cosmology and General Relativity
Theories of the fundamental interactions

Active projects
Nonperturbative quantisation of gauge theories, noncommutative geometry and unification of the fundamental interactions
Jan Govaerts

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
Jan Govaerts

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

Non-active projects
Publications in IRMP
All my publications on Inspire

Number of publications as IRMP member: 9
Last 5 publications


CP3-13-04: Two-Dimensional Quantum Dilaton Gravity and the Quantum Cosmological Constant
Simone Zonetti and Jan Govaerts

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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. February 10.


CP3-12-57: Quantum gravity and the cosmological constant: lessons from two-dimensional dilaton gravity
Jan Govaerts and Simone Zonetti

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Preprint ICMPA-MPA/040/2012, published in Phys. Rev. D87 (2013) 084016 (10 pages)
Refereed paper. December 20.
CP3-12-45: Black holes in the conical ensemble
Grumiller, Daniel and McNees, Robert and Zonetti, Simone

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
51 pages, 7 figures, published in Phys.Rev.D
Refereed paper. October 26.
CP3-12-16: Affine Quantization and the Initial Cosmological Singularity
Michaël Fanuel and Simone Zonetti

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Published in Europhys.Lett. 101 (2013) 10001(6 pages)
Refereed paper. March 22.


CP3-11-33: Duality between 1+1 dimensional Maxwell-Dilaton gravity and Liouville field theory
Zonetti, Simone and Govaerts, Jan

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Preprint ICMPA-MPA/014/2011; Published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 45 (2012) 042001 (7 pages)
Refereed paper. November 8.

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