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dc.contributor.supervisor Das, Saurya
dc.contributor.author Bosso, Pasquale
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-29T21:09:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-29T21:09:13Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4989
dc.description.abstract The fundamental physical description of Nature is based on two mutually incompatible theories: Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. Their unification in a theory of Quantum Gravity (QG) remains one of the main challenges of theoretical physics. Quantum Gravity Phenomenology (QGP) studies QG effects in low-energy systems. The basis of one such phenomenological model is the Generalized Uncertainty Principle (GUP), which is a modified Heisenberg uncertainty relation and predicts a deformed canonical commutator. In this thesis, we compute Planck-scale corrections to angular momentum eigenvalues, the hydrogen atom spectrum, the Stern–Gerlach experiment, and the Clebsch–Gordan coefficients. We then rigorously analyze the GUP-perturbed harmonic oscillator and study new coherent and squeezed states. Furthermore, we introduce a scheme for increasing the sensitivity of optomechanical experiments for testing QG effects. Finally, we suggest future projects that may potentially test QG effects in the laboratory. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject generalized uncertainty principle en_US
dc.subject loop quantum gravity en_US
dc.subject quantum gravity en_US
dc.subject quantum gravity phenomenology en_US
dc.subject string theory en_US
dc.title Generalized uncertainty principle and quantum gravity phenomenology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0753 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0599 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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