Re-evaluating Space-Time

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Abstract

Special relativity inspired a fundamental shift in our picture of reality, from a spatial state evolving in time to a static block universe. We will highlight some conceptual issues raised by the block universe viewpoint, particularly concerning its complexity, causality, and connection to quantum theory. In light of these issues, and inspired by recent results showing that relativity can emerge naturally in discrete space-time dynamics, we will explore whether the evolving state picture might be more natural after all.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTime in Physics
EditorsRenato Renner, Sandra Stupar
PublisherBirkhäuser Basel
Chapter4
Pages43-56
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319686554
ISBN (Print)9783319686547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

Publication series

NameTutorials, Schools, and Workshops in the Mathematical Science
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2522-0969

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