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Jonathan Bain
New York University
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This essay considers the prospects of modeling spacetime as a phenomenon that emerges in the low-energy limit of a quantum liquid. It evaluates three examples of spacetime analogues in condensed matter systems that have appeared in the recent physics literature, indicating the extent to which they are viable, and considers what they suggest about the nature of spacetime.
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The Emergence of Spacetime in Condensed Matter Approaches to Quantum Gravity.Jonathan Bain - 2013 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 44 (3):338-345.
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