Linking the Problem of Time in Quantum Gravity and the Measurement Problem in Quantum Theory
20 April 2023 5pm
Daniel Sudarsky (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
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This video is part of the PROTEUS project that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 758145)
The programs to produce a theory of quantum gravity by following a canonical path, starting from General Relativity do suffer, generically, from the so called “problem of time”. On the other hand Quantum theory, in general, has a serious conceptual deficiency known as “ the measurement problem”. We will briefly revise both and argue that a path devised to address the latter, together with an approach to treat in particular situations involving quantum theory and gravitation, can, in fact, be quite helpful in removing the former. We will further argue that considerations involving the “Black Hole Information Paradox”, suggest an intriguing possible connection with the origin of the arrow of time.