Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 311, Issue 4, pp 431–433 | Cite as

Discrete Scale Relativity

Original Article


The possibility that global discrete dilation invariance is a fundamental symmetry principle of nature is explored. If the discrete self-similarity observed in nature is exact, then the Principle of General Covariance needs to be broadened in order to accommodate this form of discrete conformal invariance, and a further generalization of relativity theory is required.


Cosmology Relativity Self-similarity Fractals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amherst CollegeAmherstUSA

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