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Second quarter 2011 MIP poll-what papers to include?

  1. Jun 16, 2011 #1


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    Second quarter 2011 MIP poll---what papers to include?

    At the end of each quarter we have a "most valuable paper" poll among the Loop-and-allied QG papers that have appeared in the last three months. In this case April-June 2011.
    Can you suggest some to include on the poll?

    We generally start with too big a list and have to narrow down quite a lot to get a manageable poll---something like 15 papers is about all we can conveniently handle. Don't be disappointed if you suggest a good paper (one likely to be important or valuable to future research) and it eventually gets bumped from the list.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions!

    Here are some I thought of, for starters. Some of them may get dropped from the final poll, we're casting a wide net at first.

    http://arxiv.org/cits/1104.5509 3
    Effective Hamiltonian Constraint from Group Field Theory
    Etera R. Livine, Daniele Oriti, James P. Ryan
    14 pages
    (Submitted on 28 Apr 2011)

    Euclidean three-point function in loop and perturbative gravity
    Carlo Rovelli, Mingyi Zhang
    16 pages
    (Submitted on 3 May 2011)

    http://arxiv.org/cits/1105.1898 2
    A note on the geometrical interpretation of quantum groups and non-commutative spaces in gravity
    Eugenio Bianchi, Carlo Rovelli
    (Submitted on 10 May 2011)

    http://arxiv.org/cits/1105.2212 2
    Cosmological Constant in LQG Vertex Amplitude
    Muxin Han
    (Submitted on 11 May 2011)

    http://arxiv.org/cits/1105.3122 4
    Critical behavior of colored tensor models in the large N limit
    Valentin Bonzom, Razvan Gurau, Aldo Riello, Vincent Rivasseau

    Spinor Representation for Loop Quantum Gravity
    Etera R. Livine, Johannes Tambornino
    36+1 pages
    (Submitted on 17 May 2011)

    Spectral Action for Robertson-Walker metrics
    Ali H. Chamseddine, Alain Connes
    (Submitted on 23 May 2011)

    Coherent semiclassical states for loop quantum cosmology
    Alejandro Corichi, Edison Montoya
    (Submitted on 25 May 2011)

    Lattice quantum gravity - an update
    J. Ambjorn, J. Jurkiewicz, R. Loll
    (Submitted on 27 May 2011)

    Spectral dimension as a probe of the ultraviolet continuum regime of causal dynamical triangulations
    Thomas P. Sotiriou, Matt Visser, Silke Weinfurtner

    Relative locality: A deepening of the relativity principle
    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia, Laurent Freidel, Jerzy Kowalski-Glikman, Lee Smolin
    (Submitted on 1 Jun 2011)

    Towards Loop Quantum Supergravity (LQSG)
    Norbert Bodendorfer, Thomas Thiemann, Andreas Thurn
    (Submitted on 6 Jun 2011)

    Towards Loop Quantization of Plane Gravitational Waves
    Franz Hinterleitner, Seth Major
    (Submitted on 7 Jun 2011)

    The thermodynamic limit and black hole entropy in the area ensemble
    J. Fernando Barbero G., Eduardo J. S. VillaseƱor
    (Submitted on 16 Jun 2011)
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    Re: Second quarter 2011 MIP poll---what papers to include?

    Here's one with a phenomenology angle---relating to possible future observations:

    Anomaly-free vector perturbations with holonomy corrections in loop quantum cosmology
    Jakub Mielczarek, Thomas Cailleteau, Aurelien Barrau, Julien Grain
    (Submitted on 19 Jun 2011)
    We investigate vector perturbations with holonomy corrections in the framework of loop quantum cosmology. Conditions to achieve anomaly freedom for these perturbations are found at all orders. This requires the introduction of counter-terms in the hamiltonian constraint. We also show that anomaly freedom requires the diffeomorphism constraint to hold its classical form when matter is added. The gauge-invariant variable and the corresponding equation of motion are derived. The propagation of vector modes through the bounce is finally discussed.
    8 pages, 1 figure
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    Holonomy observables in Ponzano-Regge type state sum models
    John W. Barrett, Frank Hellmann
    (Submitted on 29 Jun 2011)
    We study observables on group elements in the Ponzano-Regge model. We show that these observables have a natural interpretation in terms of Feynman diagrams on a sphere and contrast them to the well studied observables on the spin labels. We elucidate this interpretation by showing how they arise from the no-gravity limit of the Turaev-Viro model and Chern-Simons theory.
    5 pages, 2 figures

    Coupling of gravity to matter, spectral action and cosmic topology
    Branimir Cacic, Matilde Marcolli, Kevin Teh
    (Submitted on 27 Jun 2011)
    We consider a model of modified gravity based on the spectral action functional, for a cosmic topology given by a spherical space form, and the associated slow-roll inflation scenario. We consider then the coupling of gravity to matter determined by an almost commutative geometry over the spherical space form. We show that this produces a multiplicative shift of the amplitude of the power spectra for the density fluctuations and the gravitational waves, by a multiplicative factor equal to the total number of fermions in the matter sector of the model. We obtain the result by an explicit nonperturbative computation, based on the Poisson summation formula and the spectra of twisted Dirac operators on spherical space forms, as well as by a heat-kernel computation.
    28 pages

    Invariants of Spin Networks from Braided Ribbon Networks
    Jonathan Hackett
    (Submitted on 25 Jun 2011)
    We connect Braided Ribbon Networks to the states of loop quantum gravity. Using this connection we present the reduced link as an invariant which captures information from the embedding of the spin-networks. We also present a means of understanding higher valent nodes in the context of braided ribbon networks and an interpretation of the dual of these nodes as polygons or polyhedra.
    11 pages, 21 figures
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