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Space Time in Topos Quantum Theory

  • Cecilia Flori
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 944)

Abstract

One of the main challenges in theoretical physics in the past 50 years has been to define a theory of quantum gravity, i.e., a theory which consistently combines general relativity and quantum theory in order to define a theory of space-time itself seen as a fluctuating field (with respect to the connection and the metric). Therefore, a definition of space-time is of paramount importance but, it is precisely the attainment of such a definition which is one of the main stumbling blocks in quantum gravity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Flori
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  1. 1.Computing and Mathematical SciencesThe Waikato UniversityHamiltonNew Zealand

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