Steal This Thesis – Quantum World, meet Einstein: Part I

exploring spaceMost sci fi readers have seen the blockbuster movie Intersteller, which perfectly illustrates the relative passage of time between different human beings who might be considered in close proximity to each other but there is a large difference in the gravitational field strength between the two, and so for one set of characters, four or five hours pass, but for the spaceship in orbit, it’s more like 30 years. This is a direct outcome of Mr. Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Well, it occurred to me, that there could be a slightly different version of the movie in which the people in orbit are actually on the top of the highest mountaintop of the planet (and let’s give this mountain a huge altitude for the sake of discussion).

In this situation, we have people in Group A that are closer to the the black hole and Group B that are in orbit but in this scenario are actually atop a mountain. Group A and Group B experience time at a different rate as exhibited in the movie Interstellar. And as Mr. Einstein pointed out and has subsequently confirmed, establishing synchronicity of time-events is impossible between two frames. For Mr. Einstein, an event could occur before Group B sees it but after Group A sees it. Of course, this scenario involves people zipping around the universe at half the speed of light or so, just for the sake of discussion. Still, the question remains, is there a scenario in which the observations of Group B align with Group A?

Perhaps we can go geo-quantum on it.

cool planet shotBut, if the people at the top of the mountain and the people closer to the gravitational anomaly are viewing events from different time frames, then how can the molecular structure of the chemical bonds between the bedrock and mountain and mountaintop all be in sync with each other? Well, couldn’t that be explained by the gravitational effects on Schrodinger’s wave equation? I mean, the mountaintop aligns with the surface of a black hole (so to speak in an extreme example). So, what gives? Maybe a mathematician could figure out a relationship between Schrodinger’s wave equation and Einstein’s propagation equations.

Part II should be interesting and provide further insight into the relationship between Einstein and Quantum Theory.

 

 

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