Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale

The greatest challenge in fundamental physics attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a theory of quantum gravity The project suggests a profound revision of the notions of space, time and matter It has become a key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers This volume collects classic and original contributions frThe greatest challenge in fundamental physics attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a theory of quantum gravity The project suggests a profound revision of the notions of space, time and matter It has become a key topic of debate and collaboration between physicists and philosophers This volume collects classic and original contributions from leading experts in both fields for a provocative discussion of the issues It contains accessible introductions to the main and less well known known approaches to quantum gravity It includes exciting topics such as the fate of spacetime in various theories, the so called problem of time in canonical quantum gravity, black hole thermodynamics, and the relationship between the interpretation of quantum theory and quantum gravity This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the profound implications of trying to marry the two most important theories in physics.
Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale The greatest challenge in fundamental physics attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a theory of quantum gravity The project suggests a profound revision of the notions of s

  • Title: Physics Meets Philosophy at the Planck Scale
  • Author: Craig Callender Nick Huggett
  • ISBN: 9780521664455
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Physical reality of space and timeThis book, edited by a physicist and a philosopher is described in five sections. The first section gives an introduction to the theories presented in the rest of four sections that deals with the unification of quantum physics and general relativity, i.e quantization of spacetime. The second section reviews string theory that includes a chapter from the leading string theorist Ed Witten, and the third section discusses the advantages of topological quantum fiel [...]

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