A causal set action


Glaser, L. (2013). A causal set action. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/13100063


Glaser, Lisa. A causal set action. Perimeter Institute, Oct. 31, 2013, https://pirsa.org/13100063


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:13100063,
            doi = {10.48660/13100063},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/13100063},
            author = {Glaser, Lisa},
            keywords = {Quantum Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {A causal set action},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2013},
            month = {oct},
            note = {PIRSA:13100063 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Lisa Glaser University of Vienna

Talk Type Scientific Series


Causal set theory is discrete, fully covariant theory of quantum gravity. The discrete framework makes it necessary to reformulate continuum concepts. One of these concepts is that of a derivative operator. It is possible to define a derivative operator in causal sets that in the continuum limit agrees with the d'Alembertian for a scalar field. This operator can be used to define a causal set action, which enables Monte-Carlo simulations. In this seminar I will present this operator and action and then show some results of Monte-Carlo simulations in 2 dimensions.