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Quarks in LQG

  1. Jun 20, 2003 #1


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    In string theory, all particles and forces of nature of mere results of vibrating strings. Can LQG offer an alternative explanation for the zoo of particles we find? I seem to recall reading that the theory proposes that quarks are where edges of the lattice intersect, but I can't recall where. Is this correct, and has any progress been made in explaining the source of the forces?
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  3. Jun 20, 2003 #2


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    Ideas about how to move beyond pure gravity LQG are vague. The most natural (vague) idea is problematic: LQG black hole entropy calculations appear to indicate insufficient room in LQG for any other particles.
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