Of Quantum Space and Quantum Time

 

“Albert Einstein understood that space and time are manifestations of a physical field: the gravitational field.  Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and Paul Dirac understood that physical fields have quantum character: granular, probabilistic, manifesting through interactions.  It follows that space and time must also be quantum entities possessing these strange properties.”

-- Carlo Rovelli, Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity, 2017

 

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Comments (6)

  1. magnocrat

    Try not to worry about it climate change is more pressing.

    March 22, 2017
    1. rallen2

      Are you being facetious?

      March 22, 2017
  2. magnocrat

    Not at all I take life on the planet very seriously; its called prioritising your options.
    You see to a man struggling for survival reality is just what it seems.

    March 22, 2017
    1. rallen2

      You take life very seriously, but do you take anthropogenic global climate change seriously?

      March 23, 2017
  3. magnocrat

    I’m like most westerners rich and complacent but I’m well aware lots of people in the world are in turmoil. I get in a car about once a week and I have flown only four times in my entire life span. So by western standards my footprint is small but I have nothing to boast about.

    March 23, 2017
    1. rallen2

      You did not unequivocally or unambiguously answer the question. I do not mean to push, so I will leave it alone.

      March 23, 2017