Chapter 16 Condensed Matter Physics and the Nature of Spacetime

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Abstract

This essay considers the prospects of modeling spacetime as a phenomenon that emerges in the low-energy limit of a quantum liquid. It evaluates three examples of spacetime analogues in condensed matter systems that have appeared in the recent physics literature, indicating the extent to which they are viable, and considers what they suggest about the nature of spacetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ontology of Spacetime II
EditorsDennis Dieks
Pages301-329
Number of pages29
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NamePhilosophy and Foundations of Physics
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1871-1774

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Bain, J. (2008). Chapter 16 Condensed Matter Physics and the Nature of Spacetime. In D. Dieks (Ed.), The Ontology of Spacetime II (pp. 301-329). (Philosophy and Foundations of Physics; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1871-1774(08)00016-8