Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

    Theoretical Physics | Quantum Biology | Dark Matter Research | Energy Consulting | Creation of Hydrogen ATOM in the Higgs Field >> Vote for Nobel Prize

    The planes of constant t intersect the hyperboloid in 2d spheres.

    Is Spacetime Countable?

    Written by Sean Gryb and illustrated by Marc Ngui


    Is there a number for every bit of spacetime, or is spacetime smooth like the real line? The ultimate

    fate of a quantum theory of gravity might depend on it. The troublesome infinities of quantum gravity

    can be cured by assuming that spacetime comes in countable, discrete pieces which one could simulate

    on a computer. But, perhaps there is another way? In this essay, we propose a picture where scale

    is meaningless so that there can be no minimum length and, hence, no fundamental discreteness. In

    this picture, Einstein’s Special Relativity, suitably modified to accommodate an expanding Universe,

    can be reinterpreted as a theory where only the instantaneous shapes of configurations count.

    Scale invariance and shape dynamics for gravity are more appropriate Ansätze (approach) for a quasi Faster Than Light induced world view. Is Spacetime Countable?