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On the Compactness of Anti-deSitter Space

In my last post, on the IAGRG30 Conference held at BITS Hyderabad, I had mentioned how during my talk I was corrected by Amitabh Virmani on a seemingly technical point. My talk was on connecting String Theory with Loop Quantum Gravity and as is inevitable in any such talk I opened with a brief description… Continue reading On the Compactness of Anti-deSitter Space

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Cosmological Curvature and the Planck Scale

While reading up on anti-deSitter spaces in , I encountered the following quote attributed to Gauss by the author: “I have sometimes in jest expressed the wish that Euclidean geometry is not true. For then we would have an absolute a priori unit of measurement.” This is not just an empty wish. If quantum gravity… Continue reading Cosmological Curvature and the Planck Scale