I am working as a postdoctoral fellow in the group Canonical and Covariant Dynamics of Quantum Gravity at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany.
I am interested in the interplay between various non-perturbative approaches to quantum gravity, which often involve some form of discrete structures, and low-energy physics. At the moment I am focussing on minisuperspace models for quantum cosmology, the role of Lorentz invariance in canonical gravity, and formulations of gravity as constrained "BF theory". More on my research pages.
Email: gielen 'at' aei.mpg.de
I will move to Perimeter Institute as a postdoctoral researcher in January 2012.
Random Fact: According to MathSciNet , my Erdös and Einstein numbers are both 5.