Dynamics of the conformal mode and simplicial gravity

S. Catterall, E. Mottola, T. Bhattacharya

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We review the derivation of the Liouville action in 2DQG via the trace anomaly and emphasize how a similar approach can be used to derive an effective action describing the long wavelength dynamics of the conformal factor in 4D. In 2D we describe how to make an explicit connection between dynamical triangulations and this continuum theory, and present results which confirm the equivalance of the two approaches. By reconstructing a lattice conformal mode from DT simulations it should be possible to test this equivalence in 4D also.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-794
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Mar 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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