Unidirectionality of time induced by T violation

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Title Unidirectionality of time induced by T violation
Author Vaccaro, Joan
Publication Title Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Editor L. Diósi, H.-T. Elze, L. Fronzoni, J. Halliwell, E. Prati, G. Vitiello and J. Yearsley
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing
Abstract The physical nature of time has been an enigma for centuries. Despite the progress made in linking various arrows of time together, the underlying reason for the observed direction of time has remained a deep mystery. However, an increasing number of experiments are confirming a violation of time reversal invariance (T) in meson decay processes. T violation represents a fundamental break in the symmetry between the past and future. I show here that such processes 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. These results illustrate that there are previously-unknown large-scale physical effects arising from the T violation processes in meson decay. Moreover these effects offer a solution to the age-old problem of the cause of the unidirectionality of time.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/306/1/011001
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2011. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owner[s] for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this paper please refer to the conference website or contact the authors.
ISBN 1742-6596
Conference name 5th International Workshop DICE2010: Space-Time-Matter
Location Castiglioncello, Tuscany, Italy
Date From 2010-09-13
Date To 2010-09-17
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40811
Date Accessioned 2011-07-12
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy; Quantum Physics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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