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Artist's Statement
Heisenberg explained why statistical methods were necessary to determine the
position of the electron by his "Uncertainty" principle. Einstein, however
disagreed, and argued that it should be possible to determine the position of
an electron by calculating it from the results of the collision. The photon
observing the electron careens off, and by observing where the photon
winds up, you can calculate where the electron was.
I believe Einstein was correct,
however there seemed to be no other explanation for the statistical
results, so Heisenberg won out. Not withstanding Heisenberg's victory,
it has proven impossible to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity
ever since.
As an artist, I would like to offer a third viewpoint: Heisenberg was correct in
recognizing that statistical methods were necessary to determine the position
of the electron, but wrong in his theory of "Uncertainty." Einstein was
correct when he disproved Heisenberg's thesis.
The reason statistical methods are necessary is not "Uncertainty," but
rather "Instability." Timespace is unstable, and all else follows from
that. Because timespace is unstable the position of the electron can
only be determined statistically. Because timespace is unstable it is
able to curve as Einstein theorized. Because timespace is unstable, the
Casimir effect of subatomic particles popping in and out of existence,
occurs. Because timespace is unstable, resonances can occur which take the
form of energy and matter.
The essence of science today is the mathematical representation, prediction
and verification
of physical ideas, so I propose the
concept of Instability can be represented by the following equation:
I = H
where
I represents Instabilty
H represents heat
That is to say, the methods of dealing with heat are actually dealing with
the instabilty of time space, and one can see why equations of
thermodynamics apply to quantum mechanics.
For a prediction, I offer the following syllogism: If
the principle of Instability accounts for the statistical behavior of the
electron, and the principle of Instability also applies to the cosmic
domain, then Schroedinger's equations which were thought to only apply to
electrons over the
micro domain, will also be seen to also apply to photons over the cosmic
domain.
For a specific example I refer the viewer to
cosmology.ws. The purpose of
this site is to provoke an artscience dialog on the theory of
Instability, as a resolve to the Einstein vs. Heisenberg debate, and to that
end, scientists are invited to respond via email.
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