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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Is the emergence of macroscopic behavior due to a quantum mechanical indeterminacy of the structure of the Einsteinian Space-Time?
Speaker(s): Andor Frenkel
Abstract: According to a widely accepted view, the emergence of macroscopic behavior is related to the loss of quantum mechanical coherence. Opinions on the possible cause of this loss diverge. In the present talk it will be shown how a small, assessable amount of indeterminacy in the structure of space-time may lead to the emergence of macroscopic behavior, in agreement with empirical evidence.
Date: 19/07/2006 - 5:15 pm
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