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Journal of Gravity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 812962, 5 pages
Research Article

Is Einstein-Cartan Theory Coupled to Light Fermions Asymptotically Safe?

Departamento de Física, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco No. 186, Col. Vicentina, 09340 México, DF, Mexico

Received 11 June 2013; Accepted 9 August 2013

Academic Editor: Kazuharu Bamba

Copyright © 2013 Eckehard W. Mielke. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The difference between Einstein's general relativity and its Cartan extension is analyzed within the scenario of asymptotic safety of quantum gravity. In particular, we focus on the four-fermion interaction which distinguishes the Einstein-Cartan theory from its Riemannian limit.