Random surfaces and lattice gravity

Mark Bowick

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Abstract

In this talk I review some of the recent developments in the field of random surfaces and the Dynamical Triangulation approach to simplicial quantum gravity. In two dimensions I focus on the c = 1 barrier and the fractal dimension of two-dimensional quantum gravity coupled to matter with emphasis on the comparison of analytic predictions and numerical simulations. Next is a survey of the current understanding in 3 and 4 dimensions. This is followed by a discussion of some problems in the statistical mechanics of membranes. Finally I conclude with a list of problems for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-88
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume63
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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