Welcome! Here you will find information about the latest, relativistic version of the transactional interpretation of quantum mechanics, ‘RTI’, blog posts, and an opportunity for informal discussion. The transactional interpretation (TI) is a new way of understanding what’s behind the formalism of quantum physics. My CV is available here.
The 2nd edition of my book with Cambridge University Press is now available! It is entitled The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Theory: A Relativistic Treatment. Here is the publisher’s listing (you can get 20% off the list price with discount code KASTNER22):
I’m pleased to announce the formation of a new non-profit research institute, The Quantum Institute, for which I serve as Director. Our mission is to explore the interface between quantum theory and spacetime, with an aim to formulate an alternative approach to a theory of quantum gravity. We also have an educational and service component.
Here’s an animation that gives a basic idea of the transactional process as I’ve explored it: Quantumland and Transactions
My follow-up book to Understanding Our Unseen Reality (2015) was publishe in 2019. The followup (World Scientific), is entitled Adventures in Quantumland: Exploring Our Unseen Reality. The publisher’s page for this book can be accessed by clicking on the image below:
My book for the general reader, Understanding Our Unseen Reality: Solving Quantum Riddles, was published in 2015 by Imperial College Press.
Giulio Prisco discusses quantum possibility and the transactional picture (as well as other approaches) here: https://turingchurch.net/more-thoughts-on-time-causation-reality-mind-and-mind-d7040025b58d
Here is link to my 2012 book, The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility .
Preview material from the above book: chapter 7
I joined the Starytime Podcast to discuss TI. That episode is available here:http://starytime.weebly.com/stary-time-podcast/episode-008-dr-ruth-kastner-unseen-realities (interview begins at 15 min)
Some of my papers: The Broken Symmetry of Time
Here is part 1 of a podcast/Minilecture entitled “Appearance and Reality 1,” created for an extra-credit conference in an online Science and Religion course. It is an introduction to metaphysical questions relevant to the interface between science and religion. Here is part 2 of this minilecture: Appearance and Reality 2