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Computer Simulations of Causal Sets

by Liel Glaser




Invited chapter for the Causal Sets section of the Handbook of Quantum Gravity (Eds. C. Bambi, L. Modesto and I. L. Shapiro, Springer, expected in 2023)


This review introduces Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulations in causal set theory, with a focus on the study of the 2d orders. It will first introduce the Benincasa-Dowker action on causal sets, and cover some musings on the philosophy of computer simulations. And then proceed to review results from the study of the 2d orders, first their general phase transition and scaling behavior and then results on defining a wave function of the universe using these orders and on coupling the 2d orders to an Ising like model.


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