Topological quantum field theory and quantum gravity
Kerr, Steven (2014) Topological quantum field theory and quantum gravity. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis is broadly split into two parts. In the first part, simple state sum models for minimally coupled fermion and scalar fields are constructed on a 1-manifold. The models are independent of the triangulation and give the same result as the continuum partition functions evaluated using zeta-function regularisation. Some implications for more physical models are discussed.
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