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The Novel Worldview Suggested by Quantum Gravity

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Maxwell Lecture - Free entry

Time, space, matter, particles, field, observer, system, substance… all the basic notions of the elementary grammar of our understanding of the physical world are put into question, and modified, by the current research in quantum gravity. I discuss this momentum change, how compelling are its motivations, and the novel worldview I believe is emerging: a coherent picture of the world where “time” and “space” and “objects” are not among the primary notions anymore.

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