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Asher Peres would have been 71 years old this year, and last year a special issue ofFoundations of Physicswas published honoring him on his 70th birthday with articles written by his friends. He wrote a biographical memoir for it called

"I am the Cat Who Walks by Himself"

http://www.arxiv.org/abs/physics/0404085

It tells the adventures of a boy in France and Israel in the forties and fifties who survived those adventures to become a worldclass quantum theorist.

And Daniel Terno is apparently a protege of Peres who has written many papers with Peres about the foundations of quantum theory AND how that spills over into QUANTUM COMPUTING (getting more and more interesting)

And now Daniel Terno has taken up with the Quantum Gravitist postdoc Etera Livine who also impresses me as the sort of cat who walks by himself and who put an amusing quote from the Babylonian Talmud at the beginning of his 2003 Lyon University PhD thesis.

so we are in the presence of unpredictable people who occasionally have ideas or do other interesting things.

And Daniel Terno and Etera Livine, both being at Perimeter in Waterloo, have started writing about LQG and black holes and qubits and entropy and area and horizons and quantum computing.

It would be entertaining if some of what they say would turn out to be not merely cockeyed wacky peculiar but also right. It certainly is peculiar, or seems so to me. If there is even a grain of truth it would be a lot of fun.

I dont understand it, or I'd try to explain. Maybe someone else can.

QUANTUM BLACK HOLES: ENTROPY AND ENTANGLEMENT ON THE HORIZON

http://arxiv.org/gr-qc/0508085 [Broken]

I put some more detail in the QG reference links thread

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=720728#post720728

They have another paper in the works called

"Reconstructing Quantum Geometry from Quantum Information: Entanglement as a Measure of Distance"

the cat who walks by himself is a reference to a Just-So story by Rudyard Kipling http://www.boop.org/jan/justso/cat.htm

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