Building flat space-time from information exchange between quantum fluctuations
Journal article, 2019

We consider a hypothesis in which classical space-time emerges from information exchange (interactions) between quantum fluctuations in the gravity theory. In this picture, a line element would arise as a statistical average of how frequently particles interact, through an individual rate dt ∼ 1/ft and spatially interconnecting rates dl ∼ c/f. The question is if space-time can be modelled consistently in this way. The ansatz would be opposite to the standard treatment of space-time as insensitive to altered physics at event horizons (disrupted propagation of information) but by extension relate to the connection of space-time to entanglement (interactions) through the gauge/gravity duality. We make a first, rough analysis of the implications this type of quantization would have on the classical structure of flat space-time, and of what would be required of the interactions. Seeing no obvious reason for why the origin would be unrealistic, we comment on expected effects in the presence of curvature.

Models of Quantum Gravity

Effective Field Theories


Anna Karlsson

Chalmers, Physics, Theoretical Physics

Institute for Advanced Studies

Journal of High Energy Physics

1126-6708 (ISSN) 1029-8479 (eISSN)

Vol. 2019 7 140

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