David Ritz Finkelstein

Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics
Georgia Tech

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David Ritz Finkelstein works on the intersection of quantum theory, general relativity, and elementary particles. His project is to convert deeper levels of physics from Boole's logic to  quantum logic. This leads to a multilevel quantum logic reported in his book Quantum Relativity: A Synthesis of the Ideas of Einstein and Heisenberg. As offshoots of this activity, he has contributed to early work on the topology of the gravitational field, the concept of the black hole, the gauge theory of electroweak interactions, and a philosophical interpretation of quantum theory that replaces states of being by modes of interaction--ontology by praxiology.

His current approach to quantum gravity works from both ends to the middle, localizing quantum logic as well as quantizing space-time structure.


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General Quantization

Finite Quantum Harmonic Oscillator
(based on the Ph.D. thesis of M. Shiri-Garakani)
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    Quantum Relativity: A Synthesis of the Ideas of Einstein and Heisenberg, D. Finkelstein, New York: Springer, 1996


Papers Related to CPNS Research

Finkelstein, D. R  "Homotopy approach to quantum gravity."  International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 47:2, pp.534-552 (2008)


Galiautdinov, A. and Finkelstein, D. (2002)  "Chronon corrections to the Dirac equation." Journal of Mathematical Physics, 43:  4741-4752.


James Baugh, David Ritz Finkelstein, Andrei Galiautdinov, and Heinrich Saller. "Clifford algebra as quantum language." Journal of Mathematical Physics 42, 1489-1500  (2001).


D. Finkelstein, "Quantum net dynamics." International Journal of Theoretical Physics 28, 441-467 (1989)


D. Finkelstein and E. Rodriguez, "The quantum pentacle," International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 23, 887-894 (1984)


D. Finkelstein and E. Rodriguez, "Relativity of dynamical law," in P. Weingartner and G. Dorn (eds.) Foundations of Physics, 78-92, Hölder- Pichler-Tempsky (1986).


D. Finkelstein, "Coherence and possibility," Kenyon Review 4, 95-112 (1982)


D. Finkelstein, "Logos/mythos," Kenyon Review 1, 136-150 (1979).


D. Finkelstein, "Beneath time," in J.T. Fraser, N. Lawrence and D. Park (eds.), The Study of Time,  III,  Springer (1978)

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