Title: Cosmic Clustering
Authors: Anninos, Dionysios *
Denef, Frederik * # ×
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Journal of High Energy Physics issue:6
Article number: 181
Abstract: We show that the late time Hartle-Hawking wave function for a free massless scalar in a fixed de Sitter background encodes a sharp ultrametric structure for the standard Euclidean distance on the space of field configurations. This implies a hierarchical, tree-like organization of the state space, reflecting its genesis as a branched diffusion process. An equivalent mathematical structure organizes the state space of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model of a spin glass.
ISSN: 1029-8479
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
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× corresponding author
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