We review evidence presented recently that a nonperturbative formulation of quantum gravity defined by Euclidean Dynamical Triangulations with a nontrivial measure term gives rise to a phase with extended, four-dimensional geometries. The results are strikingly consistent with those of Causal Dynamical Triangulations for both the Hausdorff dimension, which is consistent with 4, and for the spectral dimension, which exhibits a scale dependence, running to 4 at long distances and to smaller values at short distances. We discuss some of the implications that this has for the asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
|Event||29th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2011 - Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, United States|
Duration: Jul 10 2011 → Jul 16 2011
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