Dr. Mark J. Hadley
I have three main, but related, research interests. All explore the frontiers of fundamental physics. The common thread is an interest in explaining quantum theory and exploring the foundations of that enigmatic theory.
Foundations of Quantum Theory
It is over 100 years since quantum theory was formulated and started solving physics problems. In that time it has becoem the most successful scientific theory of all time - making more predctions than any other theory and explaining a vast range of phenomena with breathtaking precision. But we still don't understand the theory. Wh tis more astonishing is that most scientists have even giving up looking for an explanation - but not me!
Unification of General Relativity and quantum Theory
By contrast General relativity, is not much use at all. There are only a handful of experiments that can directly test any difference between general relativity and its predecessor, Newtonian gravity. However it is well liked and, in outline, well understood as a geometric theory of space time. Yet after a hundred years, it remains isolated from the other fundamental forces of Nature. Despite enormous research effort unification has been elusive. My contribution has been a Gravitational explanation of quantum theory. Which you can read about at a general level in The Universe Next Door by Marcus Chown where twelve radical scientific theories are described. Chapter 4 "All the World's a Time Machine" discusses aspects of my work.
Physics and the mind
Philosophers, and even a few scientists, invoke quantum theory as being essential to explain consciousness and free will. as a physicist interested in the frontiers of the subject and foundations of quantum theory, that's an exciting prospect. I am cuurently putting the finishing touches to a publication titled: A model of Free Will
- Slides of recent talks on the gravitational explanation for quantum theory
- Description of my published papers
- You may view some provocative talks on fundamental physics
A full list of all my published papers and preprints awaiting publication can be found on the preprint arXiv
Physics and pancake tossing. A-level maths physics, and maybe a little bit more, gives the perfect pancake toss. What it also needs is the confidence to apply that A-level physics together with enough insight to make helpful but realistic simplifications. Practice makes perfect: for the physics and the pancake tossing.
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Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
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