Gravitons and pions
Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA, 01003, USA
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Accepted: 27 August 2019
Published online: 18 March 2020
Both gravitons and pions are described by non-linear and non-renormalizable actions at low energies. These are most usefully treated by effective field theory, which is a full quantum field theoretic approach that relies only on the low-energy degrees of freedom and their interactions. The gravitational case is particularly clean because of the masslessness of the graviton and the wide separation of scales. This essay provides an overview of this approach.
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