3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Exotic Rotational Correlations from Quantum Geometry (15' + 5')

4 Aug 2016, 10:05
Chicago 10 ()

Chicago 10

Sheraton Grand Chicago 301 East Water Street Chicago IL 60611 USA
Oral Presentation Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology


Prof. Craig Hogan (Fermilab and University of Chicago)


Planck scale quantum geometry can lead to exotic correlations in displacements of bodies and phases of fields that grow with scale, in the same way as standard quantum correlations in extended systems. Such correlations resolve some of the well known conflicts of standard field theory with gravity on large scales. Even without a theory of quantum gravity, basic quantum principles suffice to predict the effect of exotic rotational correlations in the signal of an interferometer. The prediction can be tested with a reconfiguration of an existing instrument, the Fermilab Holometer. Entanglement of these correlations with the Standard Model vacuum might explain the origin of the cosmological constant.

Primary author

Prof. Craig Hogan (Fermilab and University of Chicago)

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