TY - JOUR

T1 - Lattice gauge theory and two dimensional quantum gravity

AU - Catterall, Simon

AU - Unmuth-Yockey, Judah

AU - Asaduzzaman, Muhammad

N1 - Funding Information:
SMC acknowledges the support of the DOE through grants DE-SC0019139 and DE-SC0009998 and conversations with Jay Hubisz.
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PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - We construct a two dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory containing a single adjoint scalar field which, when tuned to a critical point associated to spontaneous breaking of center symmetry, possesses a long distance effective theory which describes two dimensional quantum gravity. The metric is emergent in the theory and depends on the gauge fields with the diffeomorphism symmetry of the continuum metric theory arising from lattice gauge symmetry. Apart from the intrinsic interest in formulating gravity as a lattice gauge theory the construction holds some advantages over traditional numerical approaches eg. dynamical triangulations since it uses only conventional cubic lattices and Wilson gauge links.

AB - We construct a two dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory containing a single adjoint scalar field which, when tuned to a critical point associated to spontaneous breaking of center symmetry, possesses a long distance effective theory which describes two dimensional quantum gravity. The metric is emergent in the theory and depends on the gauge fields with the diffeomorphism symmetry of the continuum metric theory arising from lattice gauge symmetry. Apart from the intrinsic interest in formulating gravity as a lattice gauge theory the construction holds some advantages over traditional numerical approaches eg. dynamical triangulations since it uses only conventional cubic lattices and Wilson gauge links.

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M3 - Conference article

AN - SCOPUS:85099567887

VL - 363

JO - Proceedings of Science

JF - Proceedings of Science

SN - 1824-8039

M1 - 043

T2 - 37th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2019

Y2 - 16 June 2019 through 22 June 2019

ER -