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Guest Post: Joe Polchinski on Black Holes, Complementarity, and Firewalls

Tags: black hole, ads, anti-de-sitter-space, no-cloning theorem, hawking, information paradox, hawking radiation, hawking paradox, ads/cft, maldacena, effective field theory, eft, polchinski, quantum gravity

Quantum Gravity in Everyday Life: General Relativity as an Effective Field Theory

by Cliff P. BurgesThis article is meant as a summary and introduction to the ideas of effective field theory as applied to gravitational systems, ideas which provide the theoretical foundations for the modern use of general relativity as a theory from which precise predictions are possible.Tags: quantum gravity, general relativity, effective field theory, eft

A simple assumption in effective field theory - Decoupling theorem

Quote: "The assumption: ... that a new scalar particle of mass M of the order of Λ0 is discovered, and that the naturalness scale of the new theory can then be pushed, by further fine tuning, to even higher scales. We are thus led to consider the following simple paradigm; a theory contai...Tags: theoretical physics, decoupling theorem, effective field theory, education

Effective Field Theories of Post-Newtonian Gravity: A comprehensive review

This review article presents the progress made over the last decade, since the introduction of effective field theories (EFTs) into post-Newtonian (PN) Gravity. These have been put forward in the context of gravitational waves (GWs) from the compact binary inspiral. The mature development of this...Tags: effective field theory, post newtonian gravity