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Title: Dimension and dimensional reduction in quantum gravity

Abstract

A number of very different approaches to quantum gravity contain a common thread, a hint that spacetime at very short distances becomes effectively two dimensional. Here, I review this evidence, starting with a discussion of the physical meaning of 'dimension' and concluding with some speculative ideas of what dimensional reduction might mean for physics.

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  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
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Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1595485
Grant/Contract Number:  
[FG02-91ER40674]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Classical and Quantum Gravity
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 34; Journal Issue: 19]; Journal ID: ISSN 0264-9381
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; quantum gravity; dimensional reduction

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Carlip, S. Dimension and dimensional reduction in quantum gravity. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/aa8535.
Carlip, S. Dimension and dimensional reduction in quantum gravity. United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/aa8535.
Carlip, S. Mon . "Dimension and dimensional reduction in quantum gravity". United States. doi:10.1088/1361-6382/aa8535. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1595485.
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