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I have a BA in physics from Harvard, <i>summa cum laude</i> and a masters in physics from Princeton.  I’m currently working on a <a href=”www.timeandquantummechanics.com”>physics dissertation, Quantum Time,</a> on how to quantize time using the same rules as we use for space.  Curiously enough, this line of attack doesn’t appear to have been tried before.  I use Techniques and Applications of Path Integration (Dover Books on Physics)
but add paths that vary in time to the usual paths varying in space.  Doesn’t seem to break anything & is testable so I am hoping to persuade some experimentalists to have a go, once the dissertation is in final form (next few weeks).
I’ve put this blog up to make the papers available, talk about what I’ve found interesting/helpful in the area of time & quantum mechanics, and get some feedback.
By day, I’m an independent computer consultant working out of the Philadelphia area, specializing in databases (any kind really, but Informix, MySQL, SQL Server seem to head the list) & their applications.  My company is <a href=”www.ashmeadsoftware.com”>Ashmead Software & Consulting, Inc.</a>.  My (informal) company slogan is “cleaning up after the elephant”, as I seem to specialize in fixing legacy databases that have gotten a bit, how shall we say, out of control.

I have a BA in physics from Harvard, summa cum laude and a masters in physics from Princeton.  I’ve just finished a clean cut on a physics dissertation, Quantum Time, on how to quantize time using the same rules as we use for space.  Curiously enough, this line of attack doesn’t appear to have been tried before.  I use path integrals but add paths that vary in time to the usual paths varying in space.  Doesn’t seem to break anything & is testable so I am hoping to persuade some experimentalists to have a go.

I presented a poster on the dissertation at  the Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime last year, and I recently did a short talk on the dissertation at the 4th Feynman Festival in Olomouc.

I’ve put this blog up to make the paper available, to talk about quantum time and related subjects, and to get some feedback about the dissertation.

By day, I’m an independent computer consultant working out of the Philadelphia area, specializing in databases (any kind really, but Informix, MySQL, SQL Server seem to head the list) & their applications.  My company is Ashmead Software & Consulting, Inc. My (informal) company slogan is “cleaning up after the elephant”, as I seem to specialize in fixing legacy databases that have gotten a bit, how shall we say, out of control.

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