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Heinz von Foerster 100
Organizing Institutions:
Heinz von Foerster Gesellschaft / Wien
ASC – American Society for Cybernetics
WISDOM – Wiener Institut für
  sozialwissenschaftliche Dokumentation und Methodik

Institut für Zeitgeschichte | Universität Wien
AINS – Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies
Alexander Burinskii Theor. Phys. Lab. NSI RAS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

What Tells Gravity on Emergence of Quantum Theory?

Contradictions between Quantum theory and Gravity are well known. It is usually assumed that gravity is not essential on the quantum level and the quantum background of the Dirac and QED theory is flat. Meanwhile, the observable parameters of an electron determines its background gravitational field and indicate that it is very far from the usual Minkowski spacetime and should be described by the Kerr-Newman (KN) solution, which for parameters of the electron, has a non- trivial twosheeted topology generated by the Kerr singular ring [1]. The KN gravitational field is concentrated near the Kerr ring, forming a closed gravitational string - a circular waveguide for traveling pp-waves [2]. We discuss relation of this structure with the Dirac equation [3] and with the low energy string theory [4] and arrive at the conclusion that gravity plays fundamental role in the 'emergence' of quantum theory. There appear also close relations with 4d supergravity solitons [5].
We suppose that this predicted by the KN Gravity closed string in the electron structure could be experimentally recognized by the novel methods of the "nonforward Compton scattering".

[1] A. Burinskii, \The Dirac-Kerr-Newman electron," Grav. Cosmol. 14, 109 (2008) [arXiv:hep- th/0507109].
[2] A. Burinskii, \Twistorial analyticity and three stringy systems of the Kerr spinning particle," Phys. Rev. D 70, 086006 (2004), [arXiv:hep-th/0406063].
[3] A. Burinskii, \Gravity versus Quantum theory: Is electron really pointlike?", [arXiv:1104.0573].
[4] A. Burinskii, \Some properties of the Kerr solution to low-energy string theory," Phys. Rev. D 52, 5826 (1995), [arXiv:hep-th/9504139].
[5] A. Burinskii, \Regularized Kerr-Newman Solution as a Gravitating Soliton". J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 43 (2010) 392001, [arXiv: 1003.2928].




1947 -1957 Moscow school
1957 -1963 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)
1964 -1968 graduate school at MIPT(SU)
1968 Ph.D. in technical sciences
2003 Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics

Research Experience:

1961- 1987 Diverse computer centers, senior scientific researcher, head of the laboratory
1987 – 1889 Moscov State Pedagogical University (MSPU) – senior scientific researcher in theoretical physics,
1989 – present Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE RAN) – senior scientific researcher in theoretical physics

Major fields of research interest:

1. Kerr solution, its real, complex, twistorial and (super)string structures
2. Kerr-Schild geometry – application from Microworld to Cosmos and Universe
3. Quantum Gravity: Kerr-Newman electron and foundations of Quantum Theory
4. Kerr-Schild formalism: Exact solutions on the Kerr-Schild background
5. Superstrings and the rotating (super)gravity solitons.

2009, First award of Gravity Research Foundation for 2009.

Public scientific activity:
Member of the Russian Gravitational Society.
Member of the Academic Council of the NSI, Russian Academy of Science