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A gauge invariant resummation of quantum gravity

  • Andy Strominger
Quantum Gravity
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 176)

Abstract

Quantum gravity is expanded in powers of 1/D, where D is the number of dimensions. The extra dimensions are highly compactified. The expansion is gauge invariant. The leading term is equivalent to the iterated one loop matter corrections due to a free, massless scalar field without the \(\frac{1}{6} R\phi ^2\). term necessary for conformal invariance. The 1/D expansion is renormalizable. Flat space is found to be unstable under small fluctuations.

Keywords

Scalar Field Quantum Gravity Conformal Invariance Matter Field Massless Scalar 
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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andy Strominger
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute For Advanced StudyPrinceton

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