December 19, 2016

What Indeed is Time?

I have always tried to hold a simple explanation of quantum mechanics in my head just to keep it from exploding. To wit, time doesn't really exist at the particle level, but emerges when you progress to the atomic level and continue outward. This is what allows particles to be 'two different places at the same time.' I hope this new concept doesn't blow my simplification out of the water, because I hate having to treat science like 'magic happens here.'

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time Natalie Wolchover | Wired