Towards a quantum theory of de Sitter space

Tom Banks, Bartomeu Fiol, Alexander Morisse

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We describe progress towards constructing a quantum theory of de Sitter space in four dimensions. In particular we indicate how both particle states and Schwarzschild de Sitter black holes can arise as excitations in a theory of a finite number of fermionic oscillators. The results about particle states depend on a conjecture about algebras of Grassmann variables, which we state, but do not prove.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number004
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Models of Quantum Gravity
  • dS vacua in string theory

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