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A quantum geometric description of a q-brane with intrinsic spin

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Published

Journal publication date06/2000
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Journal number1-3
Volume88
Number of pages6
Pages349-354
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference3rd Meeting of Constrained Dynamics and Quantum Gravity
CountryItaly
CityVILLASIMIUS
Period13/09/9917/09/99

Abstract

We describe a novel quantum structure in which quantum excitations refer to elementary quanta of "spinning space". Although the quantum model has a classical "membrane" limit, there exists no Newtonian classical system leading to this model that can be written in canonical Hamiltonian form prior to quantisation. It is suggested that such an underlying quantum structure can give rise to a classical geometry for "physical" spacetime whose sources arise from the quantum excitations of space itself.