Noncovariance of "covariant polymerization" in models of loop quantum gravity

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It is possible to implement a certain form of modified gravity inspired by loop quantization through nonbijective canonical transformations. The canonical nature might suggest that such modifications are guaranteed to preserve general covariance. Here, however, we show that a dedicated space-time analysis is still required, even in the case of a bijective canonical transformation. In addition, a complete global analysis is presented for a recent proposal of a nonbijective transformation, showing that it does not preserve general covariance and that the only novel physical effect introduced by the modification is the presence of certain time-reversal hypersurfaces between classical space-time regions. These results provide further insights into the physical interpretation of modified dynamics in models of loop quantum gravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number126025
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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