Introduction to Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology

  title={Introduction to Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology},
  author={Giovanni Amelino-Camelia},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • G. Amelino-Camelia
  • Published 30 December 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
After a brief review of the first phase of development of Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology, I argue that this research line is now ready to enter a more advanced phase: while at first it was legitimate to resort to heuristic order-of-magnitude estimates, which were sufficient to establish that sensitivity to Planck-scale effects can be achieved, we should now rely on detailed analyses of some reference test theories. I illustrate this point in the specific example of studies of Planck-scale… 
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