Effective Spacetime

Understanding Emergence in Effective Field Theory and Quantum Gravity

Authors: Crowther, Karen

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  • A carefully reasoned and detailed presentation
  • Addresses the existential questions of theoretical physics
  • Of interest to both physicists and philosophers
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This book discusses the notion that quantum gravity may represent the "breakdown" of spacetime at extremely high energy scales. If spacetime does not exist at the fundamental level, then it has to be considered "emergent", in other words an effective structure, valid at low energy scales. The author develops a conception of emergence appropriate to effective theories in physics, and shows how it applies (or could apply) in various approaches to quantum gravity, including condensed matter approaches, discrete approaches, and loop quantum gravity.

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Karen Crowther works in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva. She holds a PhD from the University of Sydney, a BSc. (Hons.), and a BA. (Hons.) from Monash University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 82,38 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective Spacetime
Book Subtitle
Understanding Emergence in Effective Field Theory and Quantum Gravity
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39508-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39508-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39506-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81902-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 205
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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