Volume 96, Number 5, December 2011
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Published online||22 November 2011|
Quantum aether and an invariant Planck scale
Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4
2 Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens - Soranou Efessiou 4, GR-11527, Athens, Greece, EU
Accepted: 17 October 2011
We argue that a quantum aether is consistent with the principle of relativity and can provide an economical way of having an invariant quantum gravity or Planck scale. We also show that it may change the effective scale at which quantum gravity effects may be observable.
PACS: 03.30.+p – Special relativity / 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics / 11.30.Cp – Lorentz and Poincaré invariance
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