Fundamental constants in effective theory

  • G. E. Volovik
Gravity, Astrophysics


In the discussion between L.B. Okun, G. Veneziano, and M.J. Duff concerning the number of fundamental dimensionful constants in physics [9], they advocated, respectively, 3, 2, and 0 fundamental constants. Here, we consider this problem with an example of effective relativistic quantum field theory, which emerges in the low-energy corner of quantum liquids and which reproduces many features of our physics, including Lorentz invariance, chiral fermions, gauge fields, and dynamical gravity.

PACS numbers

06.20.Jr 04.90.+e 11.90.+t 67.90.+z 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Volovik
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    • 2
  1. 1.Low Temperature LaboratoryHelsinki University of TechnologyHUTFinland
  2. 2.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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