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By Roger Penrose, Christopher J. Isham, Editors

Fresh advancements in quantum conception have centred recognition on basic questions, specifically on even if it would be essential to regulate quantum mechanics to reconcile quantum gravity and normal relativity. This booklet is predicated on a convention held in Oxford within the spring of 1984 to debate quantum gravity. It brings jointly participants who research varied features of the matter, together with the experimental aid for quantum mechanics, its unusual and it appears paradoxical good points, its underlying philosophy, and attainable differences to the idea.

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Quantum Concepts in Space and Time (Oxford Science Publications)

Contemporary advancements in quantum conception have concentrated recognition on primary questions, particularly on no matter if it would be essential to alter quantum mechanics to reconcile quantum gravity and common relativity. This publication is predicated on a convention held in Oxford within the spring of 1984 to debate quantum gravity.

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Precisely such an experiment was in fact conducted by Bol et al. (see also de Bruyn Ouboter 1983), though probably in a region of parameters where one would not expect to see coherent oscillation (cf. below). It is clear that the occurrence of MOT is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition for that of MQC. If we simply follow through the standard WKB theory for tunnelling out of a metastable well, it turns out that the conditions to see MOT in a realistic experiment are (a) Vo A> hwo and (b) kB T << hw o where co o is the small-oscillation frequency in the metastable well and Vo is the barrier height.

I also thank Vinay Ambegaokar, R. de Bruyn Ouboter, Sudip Chakravarty, David Waxman, and Willi Zwerger for helpful discussions. , and Scheon, G. (1982). Phys. Rev. Lett. 48, 1795. Bardeen, J. (1979). Phys. Rev. Lett. 42, 1498. (1980). Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 1978. , and de Bruyn Ouboter, R. (1983). Physica B 1221 1. de Bruyn Ouboter, R. (1983). In Proc. Int. Symp. on Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the Light of New Technology (ed. S. Kamefuchi, H. Ezawa, Y. Murayama, M. Namiki, S. Nomura, Y. Ohnuki, and T.

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