M ay 2 00 5 Self-organized criticality in quantum gravity

@inproceedings{Ansari2005MA2,
  title={M ay 2 00 5 Self-organized criticality in quantum gravity},
  author={Mohammad H. Ansari and L. N. Smolin},
  year={2005}
}
We study a simple model of spin network evolution motivated by the hypothesis that the emergence of classical space-time from a discrete microscopic dynamics may be a self-organized critical process. Self organized critical systems are statistical systems that naturally evolve without fine tuning to critical states in which correlation functions are scale invariant. We study several rules for evolution of frozen spin networks in which the spins labelling the edges evolve on a fixed graph. We… CONTINUE READING