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CATEGORY: The Nature of Time Essay Contest (2008) [back]
TOPIC: Black Holes and Antimatter as the Convergence of Times by Joshua D Cuppett [refresh]
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Joshua D Cuppett wrote on Dec. 1, 2008 @ 10:52 GMT
Essay Abstract

Spacetime singularities such as black holes are the sole relativistic occurrence of nonreversible time. The maximal entropy for the volume of space black holes occupy would necessitate they are also the terminus for the arrow of time derived from the Second Law of Thermodynamics. When considering Feynman’s Proper Time approach to quantum physics and specifically antimatter, the convergence of three seemingly disjoint interpretations of time is realized. Potential answers to several foundational questions in physics and cosmology follow from this realization.

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Josh Cuppett holds degrees in mathematics and engineering. In addition to independent research in physics, Josh has experience with programming, internet-based video entertainment, and potential engineering solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Anonymous wrote on Dec. 1, 2008 @ 21:37 GMT
Feynman's nobel prize lecture goes into more detail regarding his space-time View of quantum physics.

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F. Le Rouge wrote on Dec. 11, 2008 @ 17:15 GMT
Black Holes are not coming from Physics but from Algebraic geometry (Potential Infinity postulate in a circle reference) : see my forum on this point (Square Wheels or Real Dynamics).

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Anonymous wrote on Dec. 18, 2008 @ 17:46 GMT
Black Holes are already thought to be "antimatter factories" per a paper published this past January. The framework described here explains .:how:. Hawking radiation could be wrong, given that it was so widely accepted by the entire physics community. Using Feynman's quantum physics is elegant and yields some pretty unexpected conclusions.

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Narendra Nath wrote on Dec. 21, 2008 @ 10:31 GMT
Dear Josh,

i liked your simple approach to advance physics. We really need to understand the fundamentals better than go on expanding Physics like the "expanding Universe". Anti-matter as time reversal of matter provides a good means to use early universe studies to provide us better knowledge about the role played by Gravity then, rather in the latter part of the Universe. The key to better Physics appear to lie closure to the birth of the Universe. I personally feel that Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe further into space may help provide innovative Physics compared to what people are expecting from The large beam Collider experiment in Geneva! It will be nice if younger scientists like you think of such issues, as they do involve huge expenditure of world's money in the name of providing scientific breakthroughs of 'high calibre'.

Here, my post is titled 'Time Wasted Is Money Wasted' and may be both have been wasted at the cost of the fancy of a few so-called PEERS of high science of Particle Physics. i don't decry science as such, but the money spent that could better be spend to make our world a better place to live, with peace and love abound, instead of violence and mutual hatred.Treat this post as both more light and less heavy!

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