There has been a recent interest in considering Quantum Field Theories in which Lorentz Invariance is broken in the UV sector. However attention has been mostly limited to dispersive theories. In this work we provide the generalized settings for studying dissipation. Unitarity is preserved by coupling the original fields to additional (heavy) fields which induce the dissipation. Starting with Lagrangians breaking LI in the UV, we learn that dissipative effects unavoidably develop in the effective theory. We then covariantize these Lagrangians in order to address the trans-Planckian question of inflation and black hole physics. The peculiar properties of the additional fields inducing dissipation is revealed by the covariantization. The links with the phenomenological approach to Quantum Gravity and with some Brane World scenarios are also discussed.
- Pub Date:
- September 2007
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 31 pages, 1 Figure, Proceedings of the SISSA conference: ``From Quantum to Emergent Gravity'' june 2007, * Added comments and references