Physics at the Planck Length and p-Adic Field Theories

  • I. Ya Aref’eva
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 245)


There is no doubt that to describe the physics at the Planck scales one needs a new physical theory beyond the standard quantum gravity or string theory. In the last five years we have gotten the custom to think about string theory as a theory describing physics up to the Planck scales. But there are questions which are difficult to understand in string theory. The gravitational collapse and cosmological singularity are such problems. The present string theories do not tell us what to do with these problems. It seems that to understand these problems one needs to understand better what is space-time.


Number Field Planck Scale Correspondence Principle Planck Length Weyl Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Ya Aref’eva
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  1. 1.Steklov Mathematical InstituteAcademy of Science of USSRMoscow GSP-1USSR

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