Posts tagged: Quantum Time

Why quantum time?

Why quantum time?

A few years ago I was looking for an interpretation/formalism for quantum mechanics which would be manifestly symmetric between time and space. The first question I had was:

Is time already quantized?

Is time treated using the same quantum rules as space is? can quantum mechanics be written in a way which is manifestly covariant?
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“Quantum time” slightly less fuzzy: clean copy up.

I’d like to thank Ferne Welch and Arthur Tansky for copy-editing the previous version of “Quantum Time“.  It bears a significantly greater resemblance to English now!

And I would like to thank Jonathan Smith and also Mark West and Ashleigh Thomas for help in getting setup at University of Pennsylvania.

If anyone knows a bibtex style that handles electronic references well, please let me know.   If no suggestions, then I think I will warm up learning Old Kingdom hieroglyphs, then tackle bibtex.

All comments on Quantum Time are very welcome.  I’m planning to fold such into the great work of time as appropriate, then, if not too discouraged, push Quantum Time to the archive.


John Ashmead

Quantum time – Overview

In relativity time and space are treated symmetrically but in quantum mechanics the treatment of time is very different:  in quantum mechanics time enters as a parameter, not an observable.

In my dissertation, I bridge this gap from the quantum mechanics side by quantizing time using the same rules as for space and then seeing what happens.
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Greetings and felicitations!

I’ve set this blog up to explore the intersection between time and quantum mechanics.  Both subjects are interesting in their own right, the intersection rich with possibility. No shortage of topics!


John Ashmead

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