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Emergent spacetime

  1. Mar 29, 2004 #1
    I am currently talking to a science journalist who writes about quantum
    gravity related matters for a major german popular science magazine. He
    would like to see good popular accounts of the phenomenon that smooth
    spacetime is not an 'a priori' in string theory but an emergent property. I
    have provided him with some links and information here:

    http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/string/archives/000330.html#c000878

    But if anyone knows further and/or better material I'd be grateful for links
    to texts that are not overly technical but appeal to the 'educated layman'.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2004 #2
    "Urs Schreiber" <Urs.Schreiber@uni-essen.de> schrieb:

    > But if anyone knows further and/or better material I'd be grateful for links
    > to texts that are not overly technical but appeal to the 'educated layman'.


    I have received private answers by Phil Gibbs, who pinted me to his old
    review paper

    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9506171 ,

    as well as by Robert Helling, who has put a very nice poster on his work on
    'D-geometry' and the emergence of spacetime in M(atrix) theory on his
    website:

    http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/rch47/schloessmann.html .

    Thanks for these links!
     
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