Model of the physical space from quantum mechanics

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The physical world is quantum. However, our description of the quantum physics still relies much on concepts in classical physics and in some cases with 'quantized' interpretations. The most important case example is that of spacetime. We examine the picture of the physical space as described by simple, so-called non-relativisitic, quantum mechanics instead of assuming the Newtonian model. The key perspective is that of (relativity) symmetry representation, and the idea that the physical space is to be identified as the configuration space for a free particle. Parallel to the case of the phase space, we have a model of the quantum physical space which reduces to the Newtonian classical model under the classical limit. The latter is to be obtained as a contraction limit of the relativity symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012048
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2017
Event8th International Workshop on Decoherence, Information, Complexity and Entropy, DICE 2016 - Castiglioncello, Italy
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016


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