Time from Quantum Uncertainty

Further Questions and Possible Empirical Tests
  • Z. Jacobson
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 95)


The author attended an earlier Workshop of this group, in Palermo, 1999, presenting a paper outlining the notion that time, or least time’s arrow, arises from the repeated collapse of quantum mechanical uncertainties in positions and momenta into specific and precise values of one molecule under impact from another [1].


Black Hole Quantum Computer Quantum Uncertainty Complex Entity Everyday World 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Jacobson
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  1. 1.Health Canada and Carleton University, Health CanadaOttawaCanada

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