Nonlinear Field Space Theory and Quantum Gravity

T. Trześniewski
2017 Acta Physica Polonica B, Proceedings Supplement  
Phase spaces with nontrivial geometry appear in different approaches to quantum gravity and can also play a role in e.g. condensed matter physics. However, so far such phase spaces have only been considered for particles or strings. We propose an extension of the usual field theories to the framework of fields with nonlinear phase space of field values, which generally means nontrivial topology or geometry. In order to examine this idea we construct a prototype scalar field with the spherical
more » ... ith the spherical phase space and then study its quantized version with the help of perturbative methods. As the result we obtain a variety of predictions that are known from the quantum gravity research, including algebra deformations, generalization of the uncertainty relation and shifting of the vacuum energy.
doi:10.5506/aphyspolbsupp.10.329 fatcat:mu3cfpq4yzdz7jm22uhieneowe