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Phenomenological quantum gravity

  1. Jan 30, 2005 #1

    Chronos

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    Phenomenological Qunatum Gravity: the birth of a new frontier?
    http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0501581

    If you can overlook the spelling error in the title, it is otherwise an entertaining read.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2005 #2

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    This could be the start of an interesting thread on QG Phenomenology.
    The paper makes it clear that a lot has been written recently---it is a rapidly growing field of research.
    It gives a bunch of references to QGP papers.
    Another way to get a QG Phenomenology reading list is to put
    Amelino-Camelia into the arxiv search engine

    Chronos is phenomenological QG the same as QG phenom? Sounds like a silly question. Must be. I will try a keyword search and see what turns up.

    http://arxiv.org/find/grp_physics/1/AND+abs:+AND+quantum+gravity+abs:+phenomenology/0/1/0/all/0/1

    this was for keywords quantum gravity phenom in the abstract and produced 93 titles (predictably a fair number are by Amelino-Camelia)

    This search misses what is, in my view (and I expect also in yours Chronos) the most hard-core QG phenom paper to appear so far:
    Smolin's Falsifiable Predictions...
    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0501091
    where he lays his stack of chips on the GLAST 2007 line.
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2005 #3

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    wolram has this related thread
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=61618
    "The Search for Quantum Gravity Signals"

    I guess that is what QG Phenomenology is about---figuring out ways in which the different QG models can leave their signature in the phenomena we observe

    wolram flags a good recent paper there
     
  5. Jan 31, 2005 #4

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    Indeed, the paper referenced by wolram is quite similar - and a lot bigger. Aloisio et al made liberal reference to papers by Amelino-Camelia, so it's fair to say the term phenomenology is used with the same intent. I agree wrt Smolin, he appears to be among the few who are not catagelophobic
     
  6. Feb 1, 2005 #5

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    It isn't relevant to the physics, but the fact that the author's native language isn't English is pretty clear.

    It also sounds like a lot of the effort is "backwards". He is basically preparing error bars around how precisely we can show Lorentz Invariance is accurate, so as to rule out some theories, but not others.
     
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