Re: Is Reality as function of Reference Frame?

From: Saibal Mitra <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 23:34:46 +0200

Hello Stephen,

Here are the references to 't Hooft's papers. Ref. 3 is written for
non-specialists, and should be easy to follow.


[1] Quantum Gravity as a Dissipative Deterministic System

[2] Determinism in Free Bosons

[3] How Does God Play Dice? (Pre-)Determinism at the Planck Scale

[4] Quantum Mechanics and Determinism

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From: Stephen Paul King <>
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Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: Is Reality as function of Reference Frame?

> Dear Saibal,
> The idea that photons, electrons, etc. are "real" or not might make
> sense
> if we consider the role of virtual particle/wave fluctuations involved in
> the Hawking Black Hole evaporation process and the Unruh effect.
> From what I have read (cf. Kip S. Thorne, et al), it seems that the
> reality (or unreality or
> "virtuosity") of particles/waves depends on the reference frame of the
> observer - inertial ("free- falling") or non-inertial ("accelerated"),
> Perhaps consideration of the context of observation might help us get
> past
> this difficulty.
> Would you happen to know the reference to 't Hooft's paper?
> Kindest regards,
> Stephen
Received on Tue Jul 16 2002 - 14:35:23 PDT

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