 Speaker:

Dr. Fay Dowker

Title: 
Causal Set Phenomenology 
Abstract: 
The hypothesis that the discrete substructure of spacetime
is a causal set suggests a straightforward model building technique:
invent phenomenological dynamics for matter (particles or fields)
on a background causal set that is well approximated by our continuum
spacetime. These models can be analysed to see if they predict
observable deviations from continuum models. I will describe two examples of
such models: "particle swerves" and a model of detector
response to the scalar field of a scalar charge source.

Talk: 
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