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Minimal Length Scale Scenarios for Quantum Gravity

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 109)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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25 tweeters
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Title
Minimal Length Scale Scenarios for Quantum Gravity
Published in
Living Reviews in Relativity, January 2013
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2013-2
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Authors

Sabine Hossenfelder

Abstract

We review the question of whether the fundamental laws of nature limit our ability to probe arbitrarily short distances. First, we examine what insights can be gained from thought experiments for probes of shortest distances, and summarize what can be learned from different approaches to a theory of quantum gravity. Then we discuss some models that have been developed to implement a minimal length scale in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. These models have entered the literature as the generalized uncertainty principle or the modified dispersion relation, and have allowed the study of the effects of a minimal length scale in quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, thermodynamics, black-hole physics and cosmology. Finally, we touch upon the question of ways to circumvent the manifestation of a minimal length scale in short-distance physics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 65 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 38%
Researcher 10 14%
Student > Master 9 13%
Other 6 8%
Unspecified 5 7%
Other 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 53 75%
Unspecified 8 11%
Mathematics 3 4%
Philosophy 2 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 1%
Other 4 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 September 2019.
All research outputs
#392,987
of 13,603,280 outputs
Outputs from Living Reviews in Relativity
#4
of 109 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,653
of 121,057 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Living Reviews in Relativity
#1
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