The asymptotic safety scenario for quantum gravity - An appraisal

Simon Friederich*

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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. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)65-73
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftStudies in history and philosophy of modern physics
Volume63
DOI's
StatusPublished - aug-2018

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