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dc.contributor.authorVaccaro, Joanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:15:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:15:16Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T04:50:35Z
dc.identifier.issn1572-9516en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10701-011-9568-xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43462
dc.description.abstractAn increasing number of experiments at the Belle, BNL, CERN, DAFNE and SLAC accelerators are confirming the violation of time reversal invariance (T). The violation signifies a fundamental asymmetry between the past and future and calls for a major shift in the way we think about time. Here we show that processes which violate T symmetry induce destructive interference between different paths that the universe can take through time. The interference eliminates all paths except for two that represent continuously forwards and continuously backwards time evolution. Evidence from the accelerator experiments indicates which path the universe is effectively following. This work may provide fresh insight into the long-standing problem of modeling the dynamics of T violation processes. It suggests that T violation has previously unknown, large-scale physical effects and that these effects underlie the origin of the unidirectionality of time. It may have implications for the Wheeler-DeWitt equation of canonical quantum gravity. Finally it provides a view of the quantum nature of time itself.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent267168 bytes
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1569en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1596en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue10en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFoundations of Physicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchQuantum Physics not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCosmology and Extragalactic Astronomyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode020699en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode020103en_US
dc.titleT Violation and the Unidirectionality of Timeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Foundations of Physics, October 2011, Volume 41, Issue 10, pp 1569-1596. Foundations of Physics is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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