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January 28, 2019 to February 1, 2019
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Fakeons, quantum gravity and the classical limit

Jan 29, 2019, 10:50 AM
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Damiano Anselmi


A new quantization prescription is able to endow quantum field theory with a new type of "particle", the fakeon (fake particle), which mediates interactions, but cannot be observed. A massive fakeon of spin 2 (together with a scalar field) allows us to build a theory of quantum gravity that is both renormalizable and unitary, and to some extent unique. After presenting the general properties of this theory, I discuss its classical limit, which carries important remnants of the fakeon quantization prescription.

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