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Time in quantum gravity

Huggett, Nick and Vistarini, Tiziana and Wuthrich, Christian (2012) Time in quantum gravity. [Preprint]

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    Quantum gravity--the marriage of quantum physics with general relativity--is bound to contain deep and important lessons for the nature of physical time. Some of these lessons shall be canvassed here, particularly as they arise from quantum general relativity and string theory and related approaches. Of particular interest is the question of which of the intuitive aspects of time will turn out to be fundamental, and which 'emergent' in some sense.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: Forthcoming in Adrian Bardon and Heather Dyke (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Philosophy of Time
    Keywords: quantum gravity, problem of time, quantum general relativity, string theory, noncommutative spacetime, metaphysics of space, metaphysics of time, causation
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Determinism/Indeterminism
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Christian Wuthrich
    Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 06:57
    Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 07:59
    Item ID: 9017

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