Disordered locality as an explanation for the dark energy

  title={Disordered locality as an explanation for the dark energy},
  author={Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Lee Smolin},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We discuss a novel explanation of the dark energy as a manifestation of macroscopic nonlocality coming from quantum gravity, as proposed by Markopoulou [F. Markopoulou (private communication)]. It has been previously suggested that in a transition from an early quantum geometric phase of the Universe to a low temperature phase characterized by an emergent spacetime metric, locality might have been ``disordered.'' This means that there is a mismatch of micro-locality, as determined by the… 

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