Emergent gravity in spaces of constant curvature

Orlando Alvarez, Matthew Haddad

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In physical theories where the energy (action) is localized near a submanifold of a constant curvature space, there is a universal expression for the energy (or the action). We derive a multipole expansion for the energy that has a finite number of terms, and depends on intrinsic geometric invariants of the submanifold and extrinsic invariants of the embedding of the submanifold. This is the second of a pair of articles in which we try to develop a theory of emergent gravity arising from the embedding of a submanifold into an ambient space equipped with a quantum field theory. Our theoretical method requires a generalization of a formula due to by Hermann Weyl. While the first paper discussed the framework in Euclidean (Minkowski) space, here we discuss how this framework generalizes to spaces of constant sectional curvature. We focus primarily on anti de Sitter space. We then discuss how such a theory can give rise to a cosmological constant and Planck mass that are within reasonable bounds of the experimental values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number33
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • Effective field theories
  • Large Extra Dimensions
  • p-branes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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