Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 88-97
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.
Collapse theories of quantum mechanics assume that quantum-events in space-time are real phenomena. In the causal-set picture events spread stochastically, and in the transactional picture they are additionally accompanied by the exchange of gauge bosons. We base on elements of these pictures and use the emitted gauge-bosons as clocks. We show that, in case of exchanged photons, the synchronization of the corresponding clocks in a gravitational field is governed by Einstein’s equations including a cosmological term Λ.