Quantum Gravity Day 2014

Quantum Gravity Day 2014

 

Thursday May 22, 2014
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Thursday May 22, 2014
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To the extent that spacetime remains a manifold M on small scales, excitations of the spatial topology can function as particles called topological geons. In a first quantized theory of topological geons (aka continuum quantum gravity without topology change), different irreducible unitary representations of the mapping-class group G of M, yield different superselection sectors of the theory. In some of these sectors the geons behave as fermions, even though gravitons themselves are of course bosons.

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Thursday May 22, 2014
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