Sean Carroll of Caltech will give a colloquium talk, titled “From Quantum Mechanics to Space-time,” on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Summary: Nine decades in, the foundations of quantum mechanics remain mysterious. Meanwhile, modern physicists puzzle over how to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity. Carroll suggests that these problems are related and that a promising strategy suggests itself: rather than “quantizing gravity,” we should look for gravity within quantum mechanics. This approach has interesting consequences for how we think about the nature of space and time.
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