PIRSA:21030003

On the Interplay Between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

APA

Penrose, R. (2021). On the Interplay Between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics . Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21030003

MLA

Penrose, Roger. On the Interplay Between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics . Perimeter Institute, Mar. 03, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21030003

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_21030003,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/21030003},
            author = {Penrose, Roger},
            keywords = {Other},
            language = {en},
            title = {On the Interplay Between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics },
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2021},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:21030003 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

There has been much theorizing on the question of how the procedures of quantum theory might modify general relativity, perhaps leading to a resolution of the problem of the space-time singularities of gravitational collapse. However, I shall argue that these procedures cannot, alone, resolve the space-time singularity issue. Instead, I shall maintain that considerations of relativity, both special and general, could well provide pointers to how the major conundrum of quantum mechanics—the collapse of the wave-function—may eventually be resolved, via curious retro-active aspects of quantum and classical reality.