Type of Work

Article

Date

2012

Journal Title

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Journal ISSN

1742-6596

Journal Volume

360

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/360/1/012061

Abstract

The phenomenology for the deep spatial geometry of loop quantum gravity is discussed. In the context of a simple model of an atom of space, it is shown how purely combinatorial structures can affect observations. The angle operator is used to develop a model of angular corrections to local, continuum flat-space 3-geometries. The physical effects involve neither breaking of local Lorentz invariance nor Planck scale suppression, but rather only involve the combinatorics of SU(2) recoupling. Bhabha scattering is discussed as an example of how the effects might be observationally accessible.

Notes

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 360 (2012): 012061. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/360/1/012061

Hamilton Areas of Study

Physics