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The correspondence principle in quantum field theory and quantum gravity

Damiano, Anselmi (2018) The correspondence principle in quantum field theory and quantum gravity. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We discuss the fate of the correspondence principle beyond quantum mechanics, specifically in quantum field theory and quantum gravity, in connection with the intrinsic limitations of the human ability to observe the external world. We conclude that the best correspondence principle is made of unitarity, locality, proper renormalizability (a refinement of strict renormalizability), combined with fundamental local symmetries and the requirement of having a finite number of fields. Quantum gravity is identified in an essentially unique way. The gauge interactions are uniquely identified in form. Instead, the matter sector remains basically unrestricted. The major prediction is the violation of causality at small distances.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Damiano, Anselmidamiano.anselmi@unipi.it0000-0001-6674-1328
Keywords: quantization,quantum field theory, quantum gravity, correspondence principle,causality
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Depositing User: Prof. Damiano Anselmi
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 14:49
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 14:49
Item ID: 15048
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
General Issues > Structure of Theories
Date: 23 September 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15048

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