Beyond Spacetime: The Foundations of Quantum Gravity (Hardcover)

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By Nick Huggett (Editor), Keizo Matsubara (Editor), Christian W├╝thrich (Editor)
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One of the greatest challenges in fundamental physics is to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity in a theory of quantum gravity. A successful theory would have profound consequences for our understanding of space, time, and matter. This collection of essays written by eminent physicists and philosophers discusses these consequences and examines the most important conceptual questions among philosophers and physicists in their search for a quantum theory of gravity. Comprising three parts, the book explores the emergence of classical spacetime, the nature of time, and important questions of the interpretation, metaphysics, and epistemology of quantum gravity. These essays will appeal to both physicists and philosophers of science working on problems in foundational physics, specifically that of quantum gravity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781108477024
ISBN-10: 110847702X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 14th, 2020
Pages: 370
Language: English