Affordable Access

A quantum variant of Einstein's hole argument

Authors
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Submission Date
Identifiers
arXiv ID: 0902.2040
Source
arXiv
External links

Abstract

We extend Einstein's hole argument into the quantum domain, and argue that quantum observables for quasiclassical superpositional states of gravitational fields require additional information to be well-defined, namely, relative positions of the gravitational fields involved in superpositional states. As a consequence, for the definition of these quantum observables we need a common background. The observable is a transition probability in a simple double-slit experiment with partial gravitational measurement of position. It may be easily computed in non-relativistic Schroedinger theory with Newtonian potential.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments
F