Title

Quantum gravity experimental physics?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Abstract

Canonical quantum gravity theories predict a polymer-like structure for space time at the Planck size. This granularity can be probed using gamma ray burst observations. Quantum gravity effects typically amount to corrections of Planck length size per wavelength. Because the distance to gamma ray burst is very large as measured in the wavelength of gamma rays, the effects accumulate and are on the brink of being observable. These observations can constrain certain aspects of the quantum state underlying our universe.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

General Relativity and Gravitation

First Page

1631

Last Page

1637

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