General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 34, Issue 10, pp 1637–1656 | Cite as

Process Physics: Inertia, Gravity and the Quantum

  • Reginald T. Cahill


Process Physics models reality as self-organising relational or semantic information using a self-referentially limited neural network model. This generalises the traditional non-process syntactical modelling of reality by taking account of the limitations and characteristics of self-referential syntactical information systems, discovered by Gödel and Chaitin, and the analogies with the standard quantum formalism and its limitations. In process physics space and quantum physics are emergent and unified, and time is a distinct non-geometric process. Quantum phenomena are caused by fractal topologicaldefects embedded in and forming a growing three-dimensional fractal process-space. Various features of the emergent physics are briefly discussed including:quantum gravity, quantum field theory, limited causality and the Born quantum measurement metarule, inertia, time-dilation effects, gravity and the equivalence principle, a growing universe with a cosmological constant, black holes and event horizons, and the emergence of classicality.

process physics Gödel's theorem neural network semantic information self-referential noise process-time process-space quantum gravity 


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  • Reginald T. Cahill
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth SciencesFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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