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What Constitutes Emergent Quantum Reality? A Complex System Exploration from Entropic Gravity and the Universal Constants

Version 1 : Received: 29 March 2018 / Approved: 30 March 2018 / Online: 30 March 2018 (05:57:25 CEST)

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Keppens, A. What Constitutes Emergent Quantum Reality? A Complex System Exploration from Entropic Gravity and the Universal Constants. Entropy 2018, 20, 335. Keppens, A. What Constitutes Emergent Quantum Reality? A Complex System Exploration from Entropic Gravity and the Universal Constants. Entropy 2018, 20, 335.

Journal reference: Entropy 2018, 20, 335
DOI: 10.3390/e20050335

Abstract

In this work it is acknowledged that important attempts to devise an emergent quantum (gravity) theory require space-time to be discretized at the Planck scale. It is therefore conjectured that reality is identical to a sub-quantum dynamics of ontological micro-constituents that are connected by a single interaction law. To arrive at a complex system-based toy-model identification of these micro-constituents, two strategies are combined. First, by seeing gravity as an entropic phenomenon and generalizing the dimensional reduction of the associated holographic principle, the universal constants of free space are related to assumed attributes of the micro-constituents. Second, as the effective field dynamics of the micro-constituents must eventually obey Einstein’s field equations, a sub-quantum interaction law is derived from a solution of these equations. A Planck-scale origin for thermodynamic black hole characteristics and novel views on entropic gravity theory result from this approach, which eventually provides a different view on quantum gravity and its unification with the fundamental forces.

Subject Areas

quantum ontology; sub-quantum dynamics; micro-constituents; emergent space-time; emergent quantum gravity; entropic gravity; black hole thermodynamics

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