TI Essay Contest!

Submissions are invited for an essay competition — win $1000 (USD)! 

The winning entry will also be published as a Guest Post on this site.

The winning essay will demonstrate understanding of the basic up-to-date TI model as presented by R. E. Kastner (see key references below), and offer new insights into the concepts involved, and/or pathways for future development. Of particular interest are:

  • Prospects for reconciliation of the quantum description of reality with general relativity through the transactional picture
  • Reasons for reconsideration of the direct-action picture of fields (as pioneered by e.g., Narlikar, Davies, Rohrlich, Pegg, Bennett), as an alternative to standard quantized field theory
  • Quantum paradoxes demystified/explained by the transactional picture
  • Challenges for the transactional model with suggested ways of meeting those challenges

…or any other aspect the writer wishes to explore.

Papers should be no longer than 2,500 words (excluding references). No specific format is required, but references should provide complete information of all cited works, including titles.

Awarding of the prize is not guaranteed and takes place only on determination of suitable merit. The organizers reserve the right not to award any prize, or to split the prize among submissions deemed equally worthy.

Key References:

Overview: https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.00660

Solution of Maudlin challenge: https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.04609




Further references are available on arxiv.org (search under quant-ph, author R Kastner)

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Submit to: ruthekastner [you know what] gmail.com

Please include a C.V. with your submission and brief background on how you became interested in this topic. However, no specific credential is required for entry.

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