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- D. P. Rideout
- 2000

Starting from certain causality conditions and a discrete form of general covariance, we derive a very general family of classically stochastic, sequential growth dynamics for causal sets. The resulting theories provide a relatively accessible " half way house " to full quantum gravity that possibly contains the latter's classical limit (general… (More)

Prediction and control of the dynamics of complex networks is a central problem in network science. Structural and dynamical similarities of different real networks suggest that some universal laws might accurately describe the dynamics of these networks, albeit the nature and common origin of such laws remain elusive. Here we show that the causal network… (More)

- Miguel Alcubierre, Gabrielle Allen, Carles Bona, David Fiske, Tom Goodale, F. Siddhartha Guzmán +14 others
- 2008

In recent years, many different numerical evolution schemes for Einstein's equations have been proposed to address stability and accuracy problems that have plagued the numerical relativity community for decades. Some of these approaches have been tested on different spacetimes, and conclusions have been drawn based on these tests. However, differences in… (More)

Spatial variations in the distribution and composition of populations inform urban development, health-risk analyses, disaster relief, and more. Despite the broad relevance and importance of such data, acquiring local census estimates in a timely and accurate manner is challenging because population counts can change rapidly, are often politically charged,… (More)

An important question that discrete approaches to quantum gravity must address is how continuum features of spacetime can be recovered from the discrete substructure. Here, we examine this question within the causal set approach to quantum gravity, where the substructure replacing the spacetime continuum is a locally finite partial order. A new topology on… (More)

—Component frameworks are complex systems that rely on many layers of abstraction to function properly. One essential requirement is a consistent means of describing each individual component and how it relates to both other components and the whole framework. As component frameworks are designed to be flexible by nature, the description method should be… (More)

- Xavier Mart́ın, Denjoe O’Connor, David Rideout, Rafael D. Sorkin
- 2000

We study the " renormalization group action " induced by cycles of cosmic expansion and contraction, within the context of a family of stochastic dynamical laws for causal sets derived earlier. We find a line of fixed points corresponding to the dynamics of transitive percolation, and we prove that there exist no other fixed points and no cycles of length ≥… (More)

- David Craig, Fay Dowker, Joe Henson, Seth Major, David Rideout, Rafael D. Sorkin
- 2006

One obtains Bell's inequalities if one posits a hypothetical joint probability distribution, or measure, whose marginals yield the probabilities produced by the spin measurements in question. The existence of a joint measure is in turn equivalent to a certain local causality condition known as " screening off ". We show that if one assumes, more generally,… (More)

- D. Rideout
- 2006

We describe preliminary results of a detailed numerical analysis of the volume operator as formulated by Ashtekar and Lewandowski [2]. Due to a simplified explicit expression for its matrix elements[3], it is possible for the first time to treat generic vertices of valence greater than four. It is found that the vertex geometry characterizes the volume… (More)