Quantum fluctuations of spacetime /

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Author / Creator:Crowell, Lawrence B.
Imprint:Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 2005.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 373 pages) : illustrations.
Series:World Scientific series in contemporary chemical physics ; v. 25
World Scientific series in contemporary chemical physics ; v. 25.
Subject:Quantum theory.
Space and time.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Quantum Theory.
Quantum theory.
Space and time.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11150085
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Three key aspects of quantum gravity are considered in this book: phenomenology, potential experimental aspects and foundational theory. The phenomenology is the treatment of metric quantum fluctuations as torsional curves that deviate from classical expectations. This leads to possible experimental configurations that may detect such fluctuations. Most of these proposed experiments are quantum optical measurements of subtle quantum gravity effects in the interaction of photons and atoms. The foundational discussions attempt to find an substratum to string theories, which are motivated by the.
Other form:Print version: Crowell, Lawrence B. Quantum fluctuations of spacetime. Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, 2005 9812565159