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The author lists the things that be done with quantized linearized gravity and gives references for research that counters the idea of spacetime foam. Wells to Star Trek, audiences have been captivated by the notions of time travel, time warps, space warps, and wornholes. Barry added it Jul 25, Part 4 attempts to remove the idea of time travel from pure fantasy science fiction and give it more of a scientific foundation. An active group of general relativists and quantum field theorists has produced a considerable body of serious thought admittedly speculative mathematical and physical analyses of the wormhole system.

One can then perform a kind of interpolation between “quantum” and “classical” mathematical constructions. Trivia About Lorentzian Wormho And, before assailing any of this material, understand the formalism of “WKB-approximation. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The existence of this energy will remind the reader of the Casimir effect, and the author does discuss this effect in detail.


There are no discussion topics on this wormholees yet. Global techniques and the topological censorship are used to give a mathematically precise definition of a traversable wormhole, although the censorship theorem is not proven. Readers will have to have a very detailed knowledge of quantum field theory in curved spacetime to follow the discussion. A Relativist’s Toolkit The author states but does not prove various theorems regarding the topology of spacetime if a Lorentz metric is put on it.

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I view such claims as gross over enthusiasm. Their ideas are reviewed in detail, and the author shows that viewing elementary particles as they did predicts they have internal structure, contrary to experiment. In any event, if you can provide the intermediate steps, the manipulations, from pages tothen all will wprmholes into place in this chapter.

You will meet ” interpretations of quantum mechanics. The author does consider the role of quantum tunneling in changing spacetime topology, but concludes that it is not a meaningful question.

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Given his remarks, it is interesting to ask whether quantum fluctuations could force a violation of the strong equivalence principle. Black Holes and Time Warps: The Science of Interstellar. A very interesting, and critical discussion is given of topology changes of spacetime via quantum fluctuations.


Now, with this fascinating book, readers can explore in depth the science behind the science fiction. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. These results are pretty restrictive in limiting the existence of certain topology changes, but as the author remarks, one can abandon the idea of spacetime being everywhere-Lorentzian if one gives up the strong equivalence principle, an idea he clearly is not comfortable with.

These wormholes are shown to violate the weak, strong, and dominant energy conditions, implying the existence of negative energy wormholws near the throat of the wormhole. Refresh and try again.

Based on the “quantum claustrophobia” effect arising from the tendency of a particle to avoid small regions i. It is also the most technical part. Drawing on pivotal work by Einstein, Wheeler, Morris, Thorne, Hawking, and others, Matt Visser charts the development and current state of Lorentzian wormhole ejnstein.

Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein to Hawking

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Samuel L marked it as to-read Aug 25, Anthony marked it as to-read Jun 08, Fareeda marked it as to-read Apr 19, When reading the book, one can only hope that its ideas, or some similar to them, will eventually allow humans to traverse time and space routinely. But it was the desire of A.