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An Adynamical, Graphical Approach to Quantum Gravity and its Foundational Implications

Silberstein, Michael and Stuckey, William Mark (2013) An Adynamical, Graphical Approach to Quantum Gravity and its Foundational Implications. [Preprint]

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We propose a path integral over graphs approach to quantum gravity and unification that requires a modification and reinterpretation of both general relativity (GR) and quantum field theory (QFT) via their graphical instantiations, Regge calculus and lattice gauge theory (LGT), respectively. As we outline below, the spacetime metric and the matter and gauge field gradients on the graph are co-determining, so there is no “background spacetime” connoting existence independent of matter-energy-momentum, and the graphical action can be characterized geometrically via graphical boundary operators (Silberstein et al, 2013).


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Item Type: Preprint
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Silberstein, Michaelsilbermd@etown.edu
Stuckey, William Markstuckeym@etown.edu
Keywords: quantum gravity,quantum field theory, general relativity,discrete path integral, graphical action
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Michael Silberstein
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2013 12:27
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2013 13:29
Item ID: 9820
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Date: 2013
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9820

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