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The asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity---an appraisal

Friederich, Simon (2018) The asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity---an appraisal. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 63. pp. 65-73. ISSN 1355-2198

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The paper has three main aims: first, to make the asymptotic safety-based approach to quantum gravity better known to the community of researchers in the history and philosophy of modern physics by outlining its motivation, core tenets, and achievements so far; second, to preliminarily elucidate the finding that, according to the asymptotic safety scenario, space-time has fractal dimension 2 at short length scales; and, third, to provide the basis for a methodological appraisal of the asymptotic safety-based approach to quantum gravity in the light of the Kuhnian criteria of theory choice.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Friederich, Simonemail@simonfriederich.eu0000-0003-4372-5995
Keywords: Quantum gravity, renormalization, asymptotic safety, dimensionality
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Simon Friederich
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2020 10:24
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2020 10:24
Item ID: 16786
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2017.12.001
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Date: August 2018
Page Range: pp. 65-73
Volume: 63
ISSN: 1355-2198
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16786

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