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Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Volume

360

Publication Date

2012

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/360/1/012013

Abstract

General relativity can be constructed as a gauge theory using the quotient manifold strategy of [1, 2]. We consider a conformal gauging where the geometry is far richer than normal spacetime, including a symplectic form and the necessary emergence of Lorentzian signature. The resulting 2n-dim manifold constitutes a relativistic phase space, and general relativity is recovered when we demand that the momentum space is flat. However, the full geometry allows for curved phase space.

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Published by Institute of Physics in Journal of Physics: Conference Series and available through link above.

Paper was presented at Loops 11 Conference in Madrid, 23 - 28 May 2011.

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