Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 419–436 | Cite as

The scattering of spin-1 particles by quantum gravitational bubbles

  • N. P. Warner


Quantum gravitational bubbles may be used to obtain a non-perturbative approximation to the path integral of quantum gravity. There are three basic types of bubblesCP2,S2 ×S2, andK3, and in this paper the propagation of elementary spin-1 particles inCP2 is investigated. To date information about the propagation of particles other than scalars has been obtained by making approximations to the basic bubble types. The work presented here represents the first exact calculation. It is found that spin-1 particles scatter very strongly, particularly at low energies, which is at odds with both physical observation and the earlier work on this subject. Possible explanations for this discrepancy are offered.


Neural Network Statistical Physic Complex System Nonlinear Dynamics Quantum Gravity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Warner
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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