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Infinities in Quantum Gravities

Deser, S. (2000) Infinities in Quantum Gravities. Annalen der Physik, 9 (3-5). pp. 299-306. ISSN 0003-3804. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1521-3889(200005)9:3/5<299::AID-ANDP299>3.0.CO;2-E.

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We first present a review, intended for classical relativists, of the ultraviolet difficulties faced by local quantum gravity theories in both the usual Einstein versions and in their supergravity extensions, at least perturbatively. These problems, present in arbitrary dimensions, are traceable to the dimensionality of the Einstein constant.We then summarize very recent results about supergravity at the highest allowed dimension, D = 11, showing that also this unique model suffers from infinities already at 2 loops, despite its high degree of supersymmetry. The conclusion is that there is no viable nonghost quantum field model that includes general relativity.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin GmbH. Version of Record online: 3 May 2000. Manuscript Accepted: 18 Feb 2000. Manuscript Received: 15 Nov 1999. thank my collaborator D. Seminara for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grant PHY99-73935.
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Subject Keywords:quantum gravity
Issue or Number:3-5
Classification Code:PACS: 95.30.Sf, 04.25.Nx, 04.25.Dm
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Official Citation:Deser, S. (2000), Infinities in Quantum Gravities. Ann. Phys., 9: 299–306. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3889(200005)9:3/5<299::AID-ANDP299>3.0.CO;2-E
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