Quantum Time-Like Curves: From Thought Experiment to Real Experiment



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Abstract

Thought experiments involving quantum mechanics in the presence of closed time-like curves (CTCs) seem to have little to do with reality. However, even particles that traverse the CTC passively and without interactions can lead to highly non-trivial effects, such as the maximal violation of the uncertainty principle. Moreover, these effects may carry over to curved space-times without CTCs, presenting novel opportunities for testing non-standard physics in the relativistic regime.