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Experimental Search for Quantum Gravity

  • Sabine Hossenfelder

Part of the FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series book series (FIAS)

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About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes recent developments in the research area of quantum gravity phenomenology. A series of short and nontechnical essays lays out the prospects of various experimental possibilities and their current status. Finding observational evidence for the quantization of space-time was long thought impossible. In the last decade however, new experimental design and technological advances have changed the research landscape and opened new perspectives on quantum gravity. Formerly dominated by purely theoretical constructions, quantum gravity now has a lively phenomenology to offer. From high precision measurements using macroscopic quantum oscillators to new analysis methods of the cosmic microwave background, no stone is being left unturned in the experimental search for quantum gravity.

This book sheds new light on the connection of astroparticle physics with the quantum gravity problem. Gravitational waves and their detection are covered. It illustrates findings from the interconnection between general relativity, black holes and Planck stars. Finally, the return on investment in quantum-gravitation research is illuminated. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers entering the field.

Keywords

Quantum Gravity Cosmology Quantum Gravity Spacetime Quantum Gravitation Neutrino Gravitational Wave Experiment Quantized Gravity Quantized Spacetime Planck Star Black Hole Exotic Matter Physics Experiment Quantized Gravity

Editors and affiliations

  • Sabine Hossenfelder
    • 1
  1. 1.Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS)Frankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64537-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64536-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64537-7
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