Type of Work

Article

Date

8-1996

Journal Title

Nuclear Physics B

Journal ISSN

0550-3213

Journal Volume

473

Journal Issue

1-2

First Page

267

Last Page

290

DOI

10.1016/0550-3213(96)00259-3

Abstract

We describe a deformation of the observable algebra of quantum gravity in which the loop algebra is extended to framed loops. This allows an alternative nonperturbative quantization which is suitable for describing a phase of quantum gravity characterized by states which are normalizable in the measure of Chern-Simons theory. The spinor identities are extended to a set of relations which are governed by the Kauffman bracket so that the spin network basis is deformed to a basis of SU(2)q spin networks. This deformation parameter, q, is eih̵2G2Λ6" role="presentation" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; line-height: normal; font-size: 14.4px; word-wrap: normal; white-space: nowrap; float: none; direction: ltr; max-width: none; max-height: none; min-width: 0px; min-height: 0px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; color: rgb(80, 80, 80); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Microsoft Sans Serif", "Segoe UI Symbol", STIXGeneral, "Cambria Math", "Arial Unicode MS", sans-serif; position: relative;">̵eih̵2G2Λ6, where Λ is the cosmological constant. Corrections to the actions of operators in nonperturbative quantum gravity may be readily computed using recoupling theory; the example of the area observable is treated here. Finally, eigenstates of the q-deformed Wilson loops are constructed, which may make possible the construction of a -deformed connection representation through an inverse transform.

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Nuclear Physics B., vol. 473, no. 1-2 (1996): 267-290. doi: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00259-3

Hamilton Areas of Study

Physics

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