David Rideout

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University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Mathematics

Areas of Research:

Research Interests

My research is directed toward the ultimate goal of constructing a quantum theory of gravity. On one hand this involves an attempt to reformulate quantum theory in terms of 'quantum measure theory', which seeks to express quantum theory as a generalization of a classical stochastic process. On the other hand this involves expressing gravity in terms of a 'causal set', which is a fundamentally discrete substratum for spacetime, endowed with a partial ordering which encodes causality.

Some of my research makes use of a number of recent technologies from high performance computing, such as computational frameworks and automatic parallelism.

Positions Held

  • 2010 Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Quantum Computing
  • 2005 - 2007 Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, Imperial College London
  • 2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hamilton College

Recent Publications

  • G. Allen, T. Goodale, F. Loffler, D. Rideout, E. Schnetter, and E. Seidel, "Component Specification in the Cactus Framework: The Cactus Configuration Language", to appear in the 2010 Workshop on Component-Based High Performance Computing (CBHPC 2010)
  • M. Ahmed and D. Rideout, "Indications of deSitter Spacetime from Classical Sequential Growth Dynamics of Causal Sets", Phys.Rev.D 81 083528, arXiv: 0909.4771 [gr-qc]
  • Johannes Brunnemann and David Rideout, "Oriented Matroids -- Combinatorial Structures Underlying Loop Quantum Gravity", to appear in Class.Quant.Grav., arXiv: 1003.2348 [gr-qc]
  • D. Rideout and P. Wallden, "Emergence of spatial structure from causal sets", J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 174 012017, arXiv: 0905.0017 [gr-qc]
  • Seth Major, David Rideout, Sumati Surya, "Stable Homology as Indicator of Manifoldlikeness in Causal Set Theory", Class.Quant.Grav. 26 175008, arXiv: 0902.0434 [gr-qc]
  • David Rideout and Petros Wallden, Spacelike distance from discrete causal order, Class.Quant.Grav.26 155013, arXiv: 0810.1768 [gr-qc]
  • Song He and David Rideout, "A Causal Set Black Hole", Class.Quant.Grav.26 125015, arXiv: 0811.4235v1 [gr-qc]
  • C. Eskilsson, Y. El-Khamra, D. Rideout, G. Allen, Q.J. Chen, and M. Tyagi, "A Parallel High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Shallow Water Model", LNCS 5544, p. 63.
  • David Rideout and Petros Wallden, "Emergence of spatial structure from causal sets", J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 174 012017, arXiv: 0905.0017 [gr-qc]
  • Johannes Brunnemann and David Rideout, "Properties of the Volume Operator in Loop Quantum Gravity II: Detailed Presentation", Class.Quant.Grav. 25 065002, arXiv: 0706.0382 [gr-qc]
  • Johannes Brunnemann and David Rideout, "Properties of the Volume Operator in Loop Quantum Gravity I: Results", Class.Quant.Grav. 25 065001, arXiv: 0706.0469 [gr-qc]
  • M. Barnett, D. Rideout, and F. Dowker, "Popescu-Rohrlich Boxes in Quantum Measure Theory", J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 No 26 (2007) 7255--7264, arXiv: quant-ph/0605253
  • D. Craig, F. Dowker, J. Henson, S. Major, D. Rideout, and R. Sorkin, "A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory", J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 No 3 501-523 arXiv: quant-ph/0605008
  • David Rideout and Petros Wallden, "Emergent Continuum Spacetime from a Random, Discrete, Partial Order", J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 89:012045 arXiv: 0811.1178 [gr-qc].

Seminars

  • Indications of de Sitter Spacetime from a Discrete Causal Dynamics, GR 19, Mexico City
  • Oriented Matroids as Combinatorial Structures Underlying Loop Quantum Gravity, Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting, Fredericton, NB
  • Insights from Numerical Quantum Gravity, Relativity Seminar, Louisiana State University
  • Indications of de Sitter Spacetime from a Discrete Causal Dynamics, Applied Math Seminar, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Matter in Sequential Growth Models, Causal Sets at DIAS II, Dublin
  • Hints of deSitter Spacetime from Transitive Percolation, Causal Sets at DIAS II, Dublin
  • Indications of de Sitter Spacetime from Causal Set Dynamics, Numerical approaches to AdS/CFT, large N and gravity, London, UK
  • The Cactus Framework for High Performance Computations in Physics, Notre Dame Center for Research Computing Colloquium, South Bend, Indiana, USA
  • Emergence of de Sitter Spacetime from Causal Set Dynamics, Emergent Gravity IV, Vancouver, BC
  • Towards a Generic HPC Framework for Coastal Modeling, ICCS 2009, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Spacetime geometry from fundamental discreteness, GRAVTUM II Workshop, Amorgos, Greece
  • Emergence of spacetime structure from a discrete causal order, DICE2008, Castiglioncello, Italy
  • PIRSA:08040025, Popescu-Rohrlich boxes in quantum measure theory, 2008-04-01, Quantum Foundations
  • Recent Progress in Causal Set Kinematics, Current Challenges for Causal Set Quantum Gravity
  • PIRSA:04100026, Cactus as a Collaborative Tool for Discrete Quantum Gravity, 2004-10-29, Workshop on Quantum Gravity in the Americas: Status and future directions