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Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle from Gravity
  • Shibdas Roy
Shibdas Roy
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Abstract

We propose that Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is a consequence of gravity. While quantum mechanics and gravity are widely considered incompatible, we show that Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which is a central tenet in quantum mechanics, in fact, arises from non-diminishing finite gravity between a particle and another identical particle. We observe that it is impossible to know the position or momentum of the particle with unlimited precision, unless the gravity is infinite or zero, respectively, between the particles. We derive upper and lower bounds on the uncertainties in position and momentum of the particle, based on the uncertainty principle emerging from gravity. Accordingly, the quantum-classical boundary is identified, beyond which gravity behaves classically.