Granularity in angle: Observability in scattering experiments
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Relativity and gravitation: 100 years after Einstein in Prague
Jirí Bicák, Tomás Ledvinka
New York, New York, USA
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Geometry is quantized in loop quantum gravity. As a step toward building a detailed phenomenology of this discrete geometry a model of an atom of geometry is reviewed. The model, which preserves local Lorentz invariance, exhibits a lever arm that raises the scale at which the granularity in angle becomes apparent. The signature of this effect is a systematic shift of observed angles in processes such as high energy particle scattering experiments. To check assumptions in the model, coherent states of a simple atom of spatial geometry are explored using information intrinsic to the quantum state.
Major, Seth and Zappala, Jake Christopher '12, "Granularity in angle: Observability in scattering experiments" (2014). Hamilton Digital Commons.
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