Quantum causality in $κ$-Minkowski and related constraints

Nicolas Franco, Kilian Hersent, Valentine Maris, Jean-Christophe Wallet

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We study quantum causal structures in $1+1$ $\kappa$-Minkowski space-time described by a Lorentzian Spectral Triple whose Dirac operator is built from a natural set of twisted derivations of the $\kappa$-Poincaré algebra. We show that the Lorentzian Spectral Triple must be twisted to accommodate the twisted nature of the derivations. We exhibit various interesting classes of causal functions, including an analog of the light-cone coordinates. We show in particular that the existence of a causal propagation between two pure states, the quantum analogs of points, can exist provided quantum constraints, linking the momentum and the space coordinate, are satisfied. One of these constraints is a quantum analog of the speed of light limit.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
Publication statusIn preparation - 2023


  • math-ph
  • gr-qc
  • hep-th
  • math.MP

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