nLab 3d gravity and Chern-Simons theory -- references

3d Gravity and Chern-Simons theory

3d Gravity and Chern-Simons theory

On 3-dimensional (quantum) gravity (general relativity) with cosmological constant, and its (non-)relation to Chern-Simons theory with non-compact gauge groups:

The original articles on 3d gravity, discussing its formulation as a Chern-Simons theory and discovering its holographic relation to a 2d CFT boundary field theory (well before AdS/CFT was conceived from string theory):

The corresponding non-perturbative quantization of 3-dimensional gravity, via quantization of 3d Chern-Simons theory:


Further developments:

See also:

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