Wednesday Colloquia

Schrodinger's Cat, and Einstein's Space-time, in the 21st Century

by Prof. Tejinder Pal Singh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Lecture Theatre ( AG-66 )
Quantum mechanics works beautifully in the realm of elementary particles, atoms and molecules. But it seems to fail for large objects, even though large objects are made of particles which by themselves obey quantum mechanics. What is the reason for this failure?

Einstein's theory of relativity works beautifully for space-time and large objects, but seems to fail in the realm of particles and atoms. What is the reason for this failure?

A new theory shows that at the most basic level, nature does not distinguish between space-time and matter. The quantum gravity of `atoms of space-time-matter' gets rid of the above failures, and presents us with a new picture for the origin and ultimate fate of the universe.


1. Maithresh Palemkota and T. P. Singh, Z. Naturforchung A (2019) 10.1515/zna-2019-0267  

2. T. P. Singh