Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 9-23
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Andreas Schlatter was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, where he studied mathematics. He got his PhD in 1994 with work in partial differential equations. He subsequently held a research position at Princeton University, where he did further work mainly on the Yang-Mills heat equation. In 1997 Andreas joined the Asset Management industry and pursued a distinguished career over twenty years, which brought him into the Executive Committee of one of the world’s large Asset Management firms. Today Andreas does consulting work and holds a number of independent board seats. Andreas has been doing research and published during his professional life, mainly in the area of Quantum Foundations and Relativity but also in Finance.
We investigate the role of time and space from the perspective of the basic notions of “change” and “identity”. We formally analyze these notions and find primitive aspects of time and space, which we then rediscover in a realist model of quantum physics and in relativity. By our analysis of time and space we gain a coherent perspective on the relationship between both theories.