Fixed Points of Quantum Gravity and the Renormalisation Group

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ABSTRACT We review the asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity and the role and implications of an underlying ultraviolet fixed point. We discuss renormalisation group techniques employed in the fixed point search, analyse the main picture at the example of the Einstein-Hilbert theory, and provide an overview of the key results in four and higher dimensions. We also compare findings with recent lattice simulations and evaluate phenomenological implications for collider experiments. Comment: 18 pages, 4 figures. Plenary talk. To appear in the proceedings of "From Quantum to Emergent Gravity: Theory and Phenomenology", June 11-15 2007, Trieste, Italy

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