Is time quantized?

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There is an article on of November 13 which says that GEO600 will be used to test a theory on time quantization in 2009. I did not post a link to it since it has a long tail of comments which are not much pertinent but it should be readable to all in the News section.
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Is time quantized?

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There is an article on of November 13 which says that GEO600 will be used to test a theory on time quantization in 2009. I did not post a link to it since it has a long tail of comments which are not much pertinent but it should be readable to all in the News section.
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That sounds exciting! How is the beamsplitter in GEO600 different from those used in the LIGOs? How is the mystery noise different from shot noise? It wouldn't be noise from hidden variables, would it? :)

If everything else comes in discrete quanta ... is time quantized too? Or are volumes of space quantized and have a constraint on the maximum rate of change of potential with regards to evolving wavefunctions? Or what?

Edit: I see what you mean about the comments that follow the article, off-topic for this thread, but for the benefit of those who (like myself) might easily go off on tangents (for days) while searching articles on 'quantized time', and since the comments show up anyway once you land there, here's a link, it's a great article: Time to test time

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RE: How is the

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How is the beamsplitter in GEO600 different from those used in the LIGOs?

Could this be a reference to GEOs use of the "signal recycling" technique ?

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Wouldn't worry too much about

Wouldn't worry too much about "off-topic". With these very fundamental type questions nearly every assumption/model/theory known to man gets a shakedown anyway. If the predictions are demonstrable, the ripples in our thinking will go far and wide. :-)

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Physics clearly needs some

Physics clearly needs some new ideas, it has been in a loop since the Sixties and Unitary Symmetry. Maybe gravitational wave research can break the loop.
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RE: There is an article on

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There is an article on of November 13 which says that GEO600 will be used to test a theory on time quantization in 2009. I did not post a link to it since it has a long tail of comments which are not much pertinent but it should be readable to all in the News section.
Tullio


This idea is exciting but not new to scientist. Loop quantum gravity is the theory of quantum gravity entangled with discritized space-time. You can read some introductory articles about this. I found it a quite interesting physical picture.

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RE: Physics clearly needs

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Physics clearly needs some new ideas, it has been in a loop since the Sixties and Unitary Symmetry. Maybe gravitational wave research can break the loop.
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Physics like always... needs another eureka moment to move along... be patient :-)

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Well, you could always go

Well, you could always go join the search for magnetic monopoles if you think physics could do with a jolt. It would only take one to instantly earn a Nobel prize and throw things into chaos. ;D

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What if gravity is just a

What if gravity is just a by-product of matter interrupting the flow of time?
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I guess it first depends if

I guess it first depends if time is a dimension or a mental perception.

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