EMERGENCE OF GRAVITY FROM INTERACTING SIMPLICES Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We consider a statistical model of interacting 4-simplices fluctuating in an N-dimensional target space. We argue that a gravitational theory may arise as a low energy effective theory in a strongly interacting phase where the simplices form clusters with an emergent space and time with the Euclidean signature. In the large N limit, two possible phases are discussed, that is, "gravitational Coulomb phase" and "gravitational Higgs phase."

publication date

  • September 20, 2009