A Proposed Mechanism for the Curvature of Space and Related Phenomena
Abstract
Loop quantum gravity theories predict that space comes in discrete chunks, and that "Just as matter is made of atoms and elementary particles, space consists of tiny indivisible bits." (Adrian Cho, Science, vol. 298, 8 November 2002, p. 1166). In his book "A New Kind of Science" (page 475) Stephen Wolfram suggests that "at the lowest level, space is in effect a giant network of nodes". In the present note, we begin with this view of space and assume that any displacement of a node from its equilibrium position represents energy, and that energy will not remain stationary, but will transfer from node to node, or from bit to bit, in the direction which moves the network back toward equilibrium. We explore the underlying mechanisms this model can provide to explain various physical phenomena. Among the phenomena explored are the curvature of space, gravitational and electromagnetic accelerations, structures of fundamental particles such as photons, leptons, and quarks, and doubleslit diffraction in which a single photon or electron travels simultaneously through both slits.
 Publication:

APS April Meeting Abstracts
 Pub Date:
 April 2003
 Bibcode:
 2003APS..APRR12011N