Witten's 3D quantum gravity

Discussion in 'Math Research' started by mark a. thomas, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. I have a simple question regarding Witten's application of the
    irreducible 196883 to entropy of the BZT black hole. If one is to
    recover 4pi or 8pi from quantum corrections, I do not understand how
    this can be the case. Does one consider that 196883 is the smallest
    irreducible dimension of the character of the Monster and that the
    prime reduction 71*59*47 = 196883 does not apply? If the prime
    reduction does count then how can pi be recovered involving quantum
    corrections. Here is the example: Ln196883 = 12.19... but
    Ln71+ Ln59 + Ln47 = 12.19...
    Wouldn't pi need to be recovered as a whole as from a geometry and not
    from some fractionation of a prime number? I could understand a
    multiple of 2 being corrected but not pi.
    mark a. thomas, Jan 10, 2009
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