The effective kinetic term in CDT


We report on recently performed simulations of Causal Dynamical Triangulations (CDT) in 2+1 dimensions aimed at studying its effective dynamics in the continuum limit. Two pieces of evidence from completely different measurements are presented suggesting that three-dimensional CDT is effectively described by an action with kinetic term given by a modified Wheeler-De Witt metric. These observations could strengthen an earlier observed connection between CDT and Horava-Lifshitz gravity. One piece of evidence comes from measurements of the modular parameter in CDT simulations with spatial topology of a torus, the other from measurements of local metric fluctuations close to a fixed spatial boundary.

J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 360, 012038 (2012)


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