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Resolution of the Measurement Problem from a Quantum Gravity Perspective

Version 1 : Received: 30 August 2019 / Approved: 2 September 2019 / Online: 2 September 2019 (10:41:33 CEST)

How to cite: Marongwe, S. Resolution of the Measurement Problem from a Quantum Gravity Perspective. Preprints 2019, 2019090023 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0023.v1). Marongwe, S. Resolution of the Measurement Problem from a Quantum Gravity Perspective. Preprints 2019, 2019090023 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201909.0023.v1).

Abstract

Recent advances in the theory of quantum gravity show that the Ricci flow serves as the time evolution operator for the vacuum energy density and that in the presence of baryonic matter, the Ricci flow is analogous to the heat equation in the presence of a heat sink. Here we show using the equations of quantum gravity, that quantum information can be modelled as a thermal fluid consisting of a superposition of weakly excited eigenstates of a quantum field and that each eigenstate vector has an associated eigenstate potential well. The depth of the potential well depends on the amplitude of the eigenstate vector. Measurement is then considered as a selection by tuning process which only allows an eigenstate resonating with the detector to be detected. During the detection process, the resonating eigenstate vector increases in amplitude, deepening its potential well such that the other weakly excited states rapidly drain their small excitation energies into it via the principle of minimum action. This draining process is the act of collapsing the wave function to a specific state. Also, the presence of the eigenstate potential wells is what cancels out the infinities from high energy interactions.

Subject Areas

Measurement Problem; Quantum Gravity; Quantum Field Theory

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