Spacetime Topology from the Tomographic Histories Approach: Part II

Ioannis Raptis, Petros Wallden, RomànR. Zapatrin

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As an inverse problem, we recover the topology of the effective spacetime that a system lies in, in an operational way. This means that from a series of experiments we get a set of points corresponding to events. This continues the previous work done by the authors. Here the relativistic case is considered. The existence of upper bound in the speed of transfer of matter and information induces a partial order on the set of events. While the actual partial order is not known in our operational set up, the grouping of events to (unordered) subsets corresponding to possible histories, is given. From this we recover the partial order up to certain ambiguities that are then classified. Finally two different ways to recover the topology are sketched and their interpretation is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2350-2376
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • quantum gravity
  • decoherent histories
  • spacetime topology

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