From Quantum Mechanics to Spacetime

  • Oct. 21, 2020, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Sean Carroll, Caltech
  • Chris Stoughton
  • Video

Speaker: Sean Carroll, Caltech

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Nine decades in, the foundations of quantum mechanics remain mysterious. Meanwhile, modern physicists puzzle over how to reconcile quantum mechanics with gravity. I will suggest 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.