Quantum Non-Locality and the Structure of Spacetime

W.M. Stuckey and Kevin J. McGrath
Department of Physics, Elizabethown College


The relativity of simultaneity plus correlated, space-like separated experimental outcomes that violate Bell's inequality equals quantum non-locality (QNL). QNL undermines trans-temporal objects (TTO's) as fundamental per reductionism. If TTO's and the spacetime metric are to be defined via a self-consistency relationship a la Einstein's equations, spacetime is fundamentally non-local per relationalism. Therefore, we are motivated to seek a mathematical formalism whereby TTO's define locality while their microscopic constituents can nonetheless be non-local.