Quantum Gravity and String Theory

   

A Metageometric Enquiry Concerning Time, Space, and Quantum Physics

Authors: Diego Meschini

An enquiry into the physical nature of time and space and into the ontology of quantum mechanics from a metageometric perspective, resulting from the belief that geometric thought and language are powerless to farther understanding of these issues, restricting instead physical progress.

The nature and assumptions of quantum gravity are analysed critically, including misgivings about the relevance of the Planck scale to it and its lack of observational referent in the natural world.

The anthropic foundations of geometry are investigated. The exclusive use of geometric thought from antiquity to present-day physics is found to permeate all new attempts towards better theories, including quantum gravity and, within it, even pregeometry.

The problem of the ether is found to have perpetuated itself up to the present by transmuting its form from mechanical, through metric, to geometric.

A clarification is made of the physical, mathematical, and psychological foundations of relativity and quantum theories. The former is founded geometrically on measurement-based clock-reading separations ds. The latter is founded metageometrically on the experiment-based concepts of premeasurement and transition things, inspired in the physically unexplored aspect of time as a consciousness-related product. A concept of metageometric time is developed and coordinate time t is recovered from it. Discovery of the connection between quantum-mechanical metageometric time elements and general-relativistic clock time elements ds is deemed necessary for a combined understanding of time.

Time is conjectured to be the missing link between general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Comments: 285 Pages. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, 2008.

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