Foundations of Physics

, Volume 37, Issue 10, pp 1499–1502 | Cite as

On the Reality of Minkowski Space

  • Vesselin Petkov
Open Access


Should physicists deal with the question of the reality of Minkowski space (or any relativistic spacetime)? It is argued that they should since this is a question about the dimensionality of the world at the macroscopic level and it is physics that should answer it.


Minkowski space Spacetime Worldtubes Dimensionality of the world Special relativity Relativity of simultaneity Length contraction Dour-dimensional stress Inertia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science College, Concordia University1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard WestMontrealCanada

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