June 28, 2019
Applying quantum mechanics to gravitational systems or curved spacetimes is one exciting area in the exploration of the not-yet-understood physics of quantum gravity.
The Chin group has proposed a new method to study quantum systems in curved spacetimes on the basis of simulation of quantum systems in an accelerating frame. This originates from the equivalence principle that physics in a gravitational field cannot be distinguished from that in an accelerating frame on the basis of local measurements.
Also see: https://news.uchicago.edu/story/scientists-use-atoms-simulate-quantum-physics-curved-spacetimes