Selected papers

Shape Dynamics

  1. The Arrow of Time, Complexity and Bulk Entropy in Gravity
    Julian Barbour Tim Koslowski, Flavio Mercati

    to appear soon on the arXiv

  2. Scale Anomaly as the Origin of Time
    Julian Barbour, Matteo Lostaglio, Flavio Mercati

    Gen. Rel. Grav. 45, 911–938 (2013) (Editor’s choice)

  3. 2+1 gravity on the conformal sphere
    Sean Gryb, Flavio Mercati

    Phys. Rev. D87, 064006 (2013)

  4. The gravity/CFT correspondence
    Henrique Gomes, Sean Gryb, Tim Koslowski, Flavio Mercati

    Eur. Phys. J. C75, 2275 (2013)

  5. The Solution to the Problem of Time in Shape Dynamics
    Julian Barbour, Tim Koslowski, Flavio Mercati

    under consideration for publication

Quantum Gravity Phenomenology

  1. Taming nonlocality in theories with deformed Poincaré symmetry,
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Marco Matassa, Flavio Mercati, Giacomo Rosati,

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 071301 (2011)

  2. Constraining the energy-momentum dispersion relation with Planck-scale sensitivity using cold atoms,
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Claus Lämmerzahl, Flavio Mercati, Guglielmo M. Tino,

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 171302 (2009)

  3. Modifications to Lorentz invariant dispersion in relatively boosted frames,
    Uri Jacob, Flavio Mercati, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Tsvi Piran,

    Phys. Rev. D82, 084021 (2010)

  4. Relativistic kinematics beyond Special Relativity,
    Jose Manuel Carmona, Jose Luis Cortes, Flavio Mercati,

    Phys. Rev. D86, 084032 (2012)

  5. Threshold anomalies in Horava-Lifshitz-type teories,
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Leonardo Gualtieri, Flavio Mercati,

    Phys. Lett. B686, 283-287 (2010)

  6. About Locality and the Relativity Principle Beyond Special Relativity,
    Jose Manuel Carmona, Jose Luis Cortes, Diego Mazon, Flavio Mercati

    Phys. Rev. D84, 085010 (2011)

  7. Probing the quantum-gravity realm with slow atoms,
    Flavio Mercati, Diego Mazon, Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Jose Manuel Carmona,
    Jose Luis Cortes, Javier Indurain, Claus Lämmerzahl, Guglielmo M. Tino,

    Class. Quant. Grav. 27, 215003 (2010)

  8. Weakness of accelerator bounds on electron superluminality without a preferred frame,
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Giulia Gubitosi, Niccolò Loret, Flavio Mercati, Giacomo Rosati

    Europhys. Lett. 99,  21001 (2012)

  9. UV and IR quantum-spacetime effects for the Chandrasekhar model
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Niccolò Loret, Gianluca Mandanici, Flavio Mercati,

    Int. J. Mod. Phys. D21, 1250052 (2012)

Noncommutative Geometry

  1. A no-pure-boost uncertainty principle from spacetime noncommutativity
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Giulia Gubitosi, Antonino Marcianò, Pierre Martinetti, Flavio Mercati,

    Phys. Lett. B671,  298-302 (2009)

  2. Noether analysis of the twisted Hopf symmetries of canonical noncommutative spacetimes
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Fabio Briscese, Giulia Gubitosi, Antonino Marcianò, Pierre
    Martinetti, Flavio Mercati,

    Phys. Rev. D78, 025005 (2008)

  3. Discreteness of area in noncommutative space
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Giulia Gubitosi, Flavio Mercati,

    Phys. Lett. B676, 180-183 (2009)

  4. Minimal length in quantum space and integrations of the line element in Noncommutative Geometry
    Pierre Martinetti, Flavio Mercati, Luca Tomassini,

    Rev. Math. Phys 24, 1250010 (2012)


  1. Gravity in quantum spacetime - Honorable Mention,
    Gravity Research Foundation 2010 essay contest
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Niccolò Loret, Gianluca Mandanici, Flavio Mercati

    Int J. Mod. Phys. D19,  2385-2392 (2010)

  2. Right about time? - Fourth-prize winning essay
    2012 FQXi essay competition 'Questioning the foundations'
    Sean Gryb, Flavio Mercati

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