Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states

@inproceedings{Markopoulou2007DisorderedLI,
  title={Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states},
  author={Fotini Markopoulou and L. N. Smolin},
  year={2007}
}
We show that loop quantum gravity suffers from a potential problem with nonlocality, coming from a mismatch between micro-locality, as defined by the combinatorial structures of their microscopic states, and macro-locality, defined by the metric which emerges from the low energy limit. As a result, the low energy limit may suffer from a disordered locality characterized by identifications of far away points. We argue that if such defects in locality are rare enough they will be difficult to… CONTINUE READING

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