# Quantum geometry with intrinsic local causality

@article{Markopoulou1997QuantumGW, title={Quantum geometry with intrinsic local causality}, author={Fotini Markopoulou and Lee Smolin}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={1997}, volume={58}, pages={084032} }

The space of states and operators for a large class of background independent theories of quantum spacetime dynamics is defined. The SU(2) spin networks of quantum general relativity are replaced by labelled compact two-dimensional surfaces. The space of states of the theory is the direct sum of the spaces of invariant tensors of a quantum group ${G}_{q}$ over all compact (finite genus) oriented 2-surfaces. The dynamics is background independent and locally causal. The dynamics constructs…

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