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I Antoine Tilloy theory of gravity

  1. Oct 25, 2017 #1
    latest paper

    Ghirardi-Rimini-Weber model with massive flashes
    Antoine Tilloy
    (Submitted on 12 Sep 2017)
    We introduce a modification of the Ghirardi-Rimini-Weber (GRW) model in which the flashes (or collapse space-time events) source a classical gravitational field. The resulting semi-classical theory of Newtonian gravity preserves the statistical interpretation of quantum states of matter in contrast with mean field approaches. It can be seen as a discrete version of recent proposals of consistent hybrid quantum classical theories. The model seems to be in agreement with known experimental data and introduces new falsifiable predictions: (1) particles do not attract themselves, (2) the 1/r gravitational potential of Newtonian gravity is cut-off at short (≲10−7m) distances, and (3) gravity makes spatial superpositions decohere at a rate inversely proportional to that coming from the vanilla GRW model. Together, the last two predictions make the model experimentally falsifiable for all values of its parameters.
    Comments: 10 pages
    Subjects: Quantum Physics (quant-ph); General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology (gr-qc)
    Cite as: arXiv:1709.03809 [quant-ph]
    (or arXiv:1709.03809v1 [quant-ph] for this version)

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  3. Oct 27, 2017 #2

    ohwilleke

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    Echoes of Verlinde's Emergent Gravity which was found to be close in general terms, but ultimately contrary to, empirical evidence.

    I do not see how you can falsify the prediction that particles do not attract themselves, something that the abstract seems to acknowledge in its last sentence.

    The second prediction requires a roughly 4 order of magnitude improvement over existing measurements.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2017 #3
    I wonder if you can combine Verlinde's Emergent Gravity with Tilloy's.

    if experiments are able to bridge the 4 order of magnitude improvement over existing measurements, and find agreement with Tilloy, what would that imply?
     
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