Review and simulation of Pregeometric Models – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Review and simulation of Pregeometric Models

Wheeler suggested that geometry is not fundamental to physical phenomena and had to be replaced by a discrete model, a "pregeometry", in order to reconcile gravity with quantum mechanics.

According to wheeler this pregeometry can only be discovered by studying non-geometric structures. Cellular automata show that simple dynamics can generate physical behavior over large scales. By simulating discrete dynamics it may be possible to make progress by testing ideas. The result achieved so far are presented with some tentative conclusions.

Master thesis by Henrik Hasnæs