Springer Theses

Space-Time Foliation in Quantum Gravity

Authors: Sato, Yuki

  • Provides a pedagogical review of two quantum gravity models: causal dynamical triangulations, with the aid of numerous illustrations, and n-DBI gravity
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  • Contains many examples of and supplements to the analytic method for computing the wave function of the Universe in 2-dimensional CDT
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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Nagoya University's Physics Department in 2013
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In this thesis, the author considers quantum gravity to investigate the mysterious origin of our universe and its mechanisms. He and his collaborators have greatly improved the analyticity of two models: causal dynamical triangulations (CDT) and n-DBI gravity, with the space-time foliation which is one common factor shared by these two separate models.

 

In the first part, the analytic method of coupling matters to CDT in 2-dimensional toy models is proposed to uncover the underlying mechanisms of the universe and to remove ambiguities remaining in CDT. As a result, the wave function of the 2-dimensional universe where matters are coupled is derived. The behavior of the wave function reveals that the Hausdorff dimension can be changed when the matter is non-unitary.

 

In the second part, the n-DBI gravity model is considered. The author mainly investigates two effects driven by the space-time foliation: the appearance of a new conserved charge in black holes and an extra scalar mode of the graviton. The former implies a breakdown of the black-hole uniqueness theorem while the latter does not show any pathological behavior.

About the authors

Dr.Yuki Sato
Nagoya University
Department of Physics
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space-Time Foliation in Quantum Gravity
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54947-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54947-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54946-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56225-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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