Big extra dimensions make Λ too small *

@inproceedings{Sorkin2005BigED,
  title={Big extra dimensions make Λ too small *},
  author={Rafael D. Sorkin},
  year={2005}
}
I argue that the true quantum gravity scale cannot be much larger than the Planck length, because if it were then the quantum gravity-induced fluctuations in Λ would be insufficient to produce the observed cosmic “dark energy”. If one accepts this argument, it rules out scenarios of the “large extra dimensions” type. I also point out that the relation between the lower and higher dimensional gravitational constants in a Kaluza-Klein theory is precisely what is needed in order that a black hole… CONTINUE READING
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