Testing short distance anisotropy in space

Robert B. Mann, Idrus Husin, Hrishikesh Patel, Mir Faizal, Anto Sulaksono, Agus Suroso

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The isotropy of space is not a logical requirement but rather is an empirical question; indeed there is suggestive evidence that universe might be anisotropic. A plausible source of these anisotropies could be quantum gravity corrections. If these corrections happen to be between the electroweak scale and the Planck scale, then these anisotropies can have measurable consequences at short distances and their effects can be measured using ultra sensitive condensed matter systems. We investigate how such anisotropic quantum gravity corrections modify low energy physics through an anisotropic deformation of the Heisenberg algebra. We discuss how such anisotropies might be observed using a scanning tunnelling microscope.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7474
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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