## Abstract

Quantum nonlocal correlations and the acausal, spooky action at a distance suggest a discord between quantum theory and special relativity. We propose a resolution for this discord by first observing that there is a problem of time in quantum theory. There should exist a reformulation of quantum theory which does not refer to classical time. Such a reformulation is obtained by suggesting that spacetime is fundamentally noncommutative. Quantum theory without classical time is the equilibrium statistical thermodynamics of the underlying noncommutative relativity. Stochastic fluctuations about equilibrium give rise to the classical limit and ordinary spacetime geometry. However, measurement on an entangled state can be correctly described only in the underlying noncommutative spacetime, where there is no causality violation, nor a spooky action at a distance.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 1644005 |

Journal | International Journal of Modern Physics D |

Volume | 25 |

Issue number | 12 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Oct 2016 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Quantum-nonlocality
- action at a distance
- noncommutative spacetime
- special relativity
- trace dynamics

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematical Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science