We present a new regularization of Euclidean Einstein gravity in terms of (sequences of) graphs. In particular, we define a discrete Einstein-Hilbert action that converges to its manifold counterpart on sufficiently dense random geometric graphs (more generally on any sequence of graphs that converges suitably to the manifold in the sense of Gromov-Hausdorff). Our construction relies crucially on the Ollivier curvature of optimal transport theory. Our methods also allow us to define an analogous discrete action for Klein-Gordon fields. These results are part of the ongoing program combinatorial approach to quantum gravity where we seek to generate graphs that approximate manifolds as metric-measure structures.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)