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Philipp Hoehn

Portrait de Philipp Hoehn

Area of Research:
Phone: x7462

Research Interests

My research interests concern multiple aspects at the interface of quantum theory and gravitational physics and in the foundations of quantum physics:

(1) One of my focuses is a novel reconstruction of quantum theory from information inference principles and operational arguments which solely concern the relation between an observer and an observed system.

(2) A current project analyzes the surprisingly deep relation between elementary space-time structure and the possibility of certain abstract quantum communication tasks for observers contained in it.

(3) Discretization changing dynamics features generically in discrete gravity models underlying various approaches to quantum gravity. But a temporally varying discretization also arises in field theory on an evolving lattice. The discretization changing dynamics constitutes canonical coarse graining or refining operations on the discrete system. Recent work of mine develops a consistent classical and quantum formalism for such scenarios. It clarifies the notion of Dirac observables, symmetries, unitarity and symplecticity on such dynamical discretizations.

Recent Publications

  • P A Höhn, Classification of constraints and degrees of freedom for quadratic discrete actions, J. Math. Phys. 55 (2014) 113506, arXiv: 1407.6641
  • P A Höhn, Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization II: Local evolution moves, J. Math. Phys. 55 (2014) 103507, arXiv: 1401.7731
  • P A Höhn, Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization I: Evolving Hilbert spaces, J. Math. Phys. 55 (2014) 083508, arXiv: 1401.6062
  • B Dittrich, P A Höhn, Constraint analysis for variational discrete systems, J. Math. Phys. 54 (2013) 093505, arXiv: 1303.4294
  • P A Höhn, E Kubalova and A Tsobanjan, Effective relational dynamics of a nonintegrable cosmological model, Phys. Rev. D 86 (2012) 065014, arXiv: 1111.5193
  • B Dittrich and P A Höhn, Canonical simplicial gravity, Class. Quant. Grav. 29 (2012) 115009, arXiv: 1108.1974
  • M Bojowald, P A Höhn and A Tsobanjan, Effective approach to the problem of time: general features and examples, Phys. Rev. D 83 (2011) 125023, arXiv: 1011.3040
  • M Bojowald, P A Höhn and A Tsobanjan, An effective approach to the problem of time, Class. Quant. Grav. 28 (2011) 035006, arXiv: 1009.5953
  • B Dittrich and P A Höhn, From covariant to canonical formulations of discrete gravity, Class. Quant. Grav. 27 (2010) 155001, arXiv: 0912.1817
  • P A Höhn and S M Scott, Encoding cosmological futures with conformal structures, Class. Quant. Grav. 26 (2009) 035019, arXiv: 1001.2928
  • P A Höhn and S M Scott, Quiescent cosmology and the final state of the universe, Int. J. Mod. Phys. D 17 (2008) 571, arXiv: 1001.2823
  • Canonical linearized Regge Calculus: counting lattice gravitons with Pachner moves, P A Höhn, arXiv: 1411.5672

Seminars

  • `Lorentz transformations from abstract quantum theory: a thought experiment,' Int. LQG phone Seminar
  • `Quantum formalism for systems with temporally varying discretization,' Frontiers of Fundamental Physics "14, Marseille
  • `Elements of quantum theory from limited information and complementarity,' Frontiers of Fundamental Physics "14, Marseille
  • `Elements of quantum theory from limited information and complementarity,' QTPA "14, Växjö
  • `Elements of quantum theory from limited information and complementarity,' IQSA "14, Olomouc
  • `Quantum formalism for systems with temporally varying discretization,' seminar at Universiteit Nijmegen
  • `Quantization of systems with temporally varying discretization,' seminar at University of Waterloo
  • `Breakdown of quantum relational dynamics in a nonintegrable cosmological model,' Spanish Relativity Meeting "13, Benasque
  • `An information theoretic and operational reconstruction (attempt) of qubit quantum theory,' seminar at Free University Berlin
  • `Evolving Hilbert spaces and the quantization of systems with time varying discretization,' seminar at Albert Einstein Institut, Potsdam
  • `Canonical dynamics of variational discrete systems,' 3rd Iberian Gravitational-Wave Meeting, Valencia, Spain
  • PIRSA:14050133, Elements of Quantum Theory from limited Information and complementarity, 2014-05-22, Quantum Gravity Day 2014
  • PIRSA:13070075, Discrete Approaches - 2, 2013-07-25, Loops 13
  • PIRSA:13060025, Discrete Approaches - 1, 2013-06-25, Loops 13
  • PIRSA:11120050, Canonical Time Evolution in Simplicial Gravity , 2011-12-07, Quantum Gravity