Springer Theses

Quantum Systems under Gravitational Time Dilation

Authors: Zych, Magdalena

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Vienna, Austria 
  • The first book to explain new quantum effects arising from time dilation Includes simulations of the discovered effects Pedagogically oriented and suitable for readers with a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics
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This thesis introduces a new theoretical tool to explore the notion of time and temporal order in quantum mechanics: the relativistic quantum "clock" framework. It proposes novel thought experiments showing that proper time can display quantum features, e.g. when a  “clock” runs different proper times in superposition. The resulting new physical effects can be tested in near-future laboratory experiments (with atoms, molecules and photons as "clocks"). The notion of time holds the key to the regime where quantum theory and general relativity overlap, which has not been directly tested yet and remains largely unexplored by the theory. The framework also applies to scenarios in which causal relations between events become non-classical and which were previously considered impossible to address without refuting quantum theory. The relativistic quantum "clock" framework offers new insights into the foundations of quantum theory and general relativity.  

About the authors

After graduating in Physics from the University of Łódź, Poland, Magdalena Zych joined the group of Časlav Brukner in Vienna -- first as an Erwin Schrödinger Junior Research Fellow, and then as a PhD student.  Inspired by  discussions with Vienna's frequent guests: Danny Greenberger ("G" of the GHZ) and Oxford philosopher Harvey Brown, she quickly shifted her research interest from entanglement in relativistic quantum fields to joint foundations of quantum theory and general relativity. Currently, she continues to pursue this fascinating research line in sunny Brisbane (Australia) as a Fellow of the University of Queensland.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Systems under Gravitational Time Dilation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53192-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53192-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53191-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85085-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 139
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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