PhilSci Archive

Emergence in Holographic Scenarios for Gravity

Dieks, Dennis and van Dongen, Jeroen and de Haro, Sebastian (2015) Emergence in Holographic Scenarios for Gravity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. ISSN 1355-2198

This is the latest version of this item.

[img] PDF
Emergence_hol_gravity_July_2015.pdf - Published Version

Download (1MB)

Abstract

'Holographic' relations between theories have become an important theme in quantum gravity research. These relations entail that a theory without gravity is equivalent to a gravitational theory with an extra spatial dimension. The idea of holography was first proposed in 1993 by Gerard 't Hooft on the basis of his studies of evaporating black holes. Soon afterwards the holographic 'AdS/CFT' duality was introduced, which since has been intensively studied in the string theory community and beyond. Recently, Erik Verlinde has proposed that even Newton's law of gravitation can be related holographically to the 'thermodynamics of information' on screens. We discuss these scenarios, with special attention to the status of the holographic relation in them and to the question of whether they make gravity and spacetime emergent. We conclude that only Verlinde's scheme straightfowardly instantiates emergence. However, assuming a non-standard interpretation of AdS/CFT may create room for the emergence of spacetime and gravity there as well.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Dieks, Dennisd.dieks@uu.nl
van Dongen, Jeroenj.a.e.f.vandongen@uva.nl
de Haro, Sebastians.deharo@auc.nl
Keywords: Emergence, holography, gravity, string theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Dr Sebastian De Haro
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2015 17:25
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2015 17:25
Item ID: 11669
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.shpsb.2015.07.007
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 10 September 2015
ISSN: 1355-2198
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11669

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item