The aim of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it provides a review of the links between random tensor models, seen as quantum gravity theories, and the PL-manifolds representation by means of edge-colored graphs (crystallization theory). On the other hand, the core of the paper is to establish results about the topological and geometrical properties of the Gurau-degree (or G-degree) of the represented manifolds, in relation with the motivations coming from physics. In fact, the G-degree appears naturally in higher dimensional tensor models as the quantity driving their 1/N expansion, exactly as it happens for the genus of surfaces in the two-dimensional matrix model setting. In particular, the G-degree of PL-manifolds is proved to be finite-to-one in any dimension, while in dimension 3 and 4 a series of classification theorems are obtained for PL-manifolds represented by graphs with a fixed G-degree. All these properties have specific relevance in the tensor models framework, showing a direct fruitful interaction between tensor models and discrete geometry, via crystallization theory.

Topology in colored tensor models via crystallization theory / Casali, Maria Rita; Cristofori, Paola; Dartois, Stèphane; Grasselli, Luigi. - In: JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 0393-0440. - 129:(2018), pp. 142-167. [10.1016/j.geomphys.2018.01.001]

Topology in colored tensor models via crystallization theory

Maria Rita Casali;Paola Cristofori;Luigi Grasselli
2018

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The aim of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it provides a review of the links between random tensor models, seen as quantum gravity theories, and the PL-manifolds representation by means of edge-colored graphs (crystallization theory). On the other hand, the core of the paper is to establish results about the topological and geometrical properties of the Gurau-degree (or G-degree) of the represented manifolds, in relation with the motivations coming from physics. In fact, the G-degree appears naturally in higher dimensional tensor models as the quantity driving their 1/N expansion, exactly as it happens for the genus of surfaces in the two-dimensional matrix model setting. In particular, the G-degree of PL-manifolds is proved to be finite-to-one in any dimension, while in dimension 3 and 4 a series of classification theorems are obtained for PL-manifolds represented by graphs with a fixed G-degree. All these properties have specific relevance in the tensor models framework, showing a direct fruitful interaction between tensor models and discrete geometry, via crystallization theory.
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Topology in colored tensor models via crystallization theory / Casali, Maria Rita; Cristofori, Paola; Dartois, Stèphane; Grasselli, Luigi. - In: JOURNAL OF GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS. - ISSN 0393-0440. - 129:(2018), pp. 142-167. [10.1016/j.geomphys.2018.01.001]
Casali, Maria Rita; Cristofori, Paola; Dartois, Stèphane; Grasselli, Luigi
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