Causal Dynamical Triangulations without preferred foliation

S. Jordan, R. Loll
2013 Physics Letters B  
We introduce a generalized version of the Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) formulation of quantum gravity, in which the regularized, triangulated path integral histories retain their causal properties, but do not have a preferred proper-time foliation. An extensive numerical study of the associated nonperturbative path integral in 2+1 dimensions shows that it can nevertheless reproduce the emergence of an extended de Sitter universe on large scales, a key feature of CDT quantum gravity.
more » ... s suggests that the preferred foliation normally used in CDT is not a crucial (albeit convenient) part of its background structure.
doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.06.007 fatcat:xp5ri5c7pvfuzk4wuquljugrta