Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 9, No 2 (2013)

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Addressing the Conflict Between Relativity and Quantum Theory: Models, Measurement and the Markov Property

Gareth Ernest Boardman

Abstract


Twenty-first century science faces a dilemma. Two of its well-verified foundation stones - relativity and quantumtheory - have proven inconsistent. Resolution of the conflict has resisted improvements in experimental precision leaving some to believe that some fundamental understanding in our world-view may need modification or even radical reform. Employment of the wave-front model of electrodynamics, as a propagation process with a Markov property, may offer just such a clarification.

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