General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 1651–1667

Introduction to causal sets and their phenomenology

Invited Report: Introduction to Current Research

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-013-1569-y

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Dowker, F. Gen Relativ Gravit (2013) 45: 1651. doi:10.1007/s10714-013-1569-y


In this introduction to the causal set approach to the problem of quantum gravity, I emphasise that causal sets are both fundamentally discrete and Lorentz invariant, which makes them nonlocal. I focus on opportunities for phenomenology arising from and stimulated by causal sets.


Quantum gravityDiscrete spacetimeNonlocality

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK