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Discrete Approaches to Quantum Gravity in Four Dimensions

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, January 1998
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Discrete Approaches to Quantum Gravity in Four Dimensions
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, January 1998
DOI 10.12942/lrr-1998-13
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Renate Loll


The construction of a consistent theory of quantum gravity is a problem in theoretical physics that has so far defied all attempts at resolution. One ansatz to try to obtain a non-trivial quantum theory proceeds via a discretization of space-time and the Einstein action. I review here three major areas of research: gauge-theoretic approaches, both in a path-integral and a Hamiltonian formulation; quantum Regge calculus; and the method of dynamical triangulations, confining attention to work that is strictly four-dimensional, strictly discrete, and strictly quantum in nature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
United Kingdom 2 4%
Japan 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
France 1 2%
China 1 2%
India 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 35 76%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 30%
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 6 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 32 70%
Unspecified 2 4%
Mathematics 2 4%
Chemistry 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 2 4%

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