Condensed matter physics and the nature of spacetime

Abstract
This essay considers the prospects of modeling spacetime as a phenomenon that emerges in the low-energy limit of a quantum liquid. It evaluates three examples of spacetime analogues in condensed matter systems that have appeared in the recent physics literature, indicating the extent to which they are viable, and considers what they suggest about the nature of spacetime.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,658
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Emergence of Spacetime in Condensed Matter Approaches to Quantum Gravity.Jonathan Bain - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 44 (3):338-345.
The Emergence of Spacetime in Condensed Matter Approaches to Quantum Gravity.Jonathan Bain - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):338-345.
Emergent Spacetime According to Effective Field Theory: From Top-Down and Bottom-Up.Karen Crowther - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):321-328.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Mass-Energy-Momentum: Only There Because of Spacetime?Dennis Lehmkuhl - 2011 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (3):453-488.
The “Structure” of Physics.Jill North - 2009 - Journal of Philosophy 106 (2):57-88.
The Singular Nature of Spacetime.Vincent Lam - 2007 - Philosophy of Science 74 (5):712-723.
Theories of Newtonian Gravity and Empirical Indistinguishability.Jonathan Bain - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 35 (3):345--76.
Acknowledgements.W. G. Kudszus - 1997 - The Chesterton Review 23 (1-2):3-3.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

98 ( #51,947 of 2,169,725 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #345,418 of 2,169,725 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums