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We present a new geometry of spacetime where events may be positive dimensional. This geometry is obtained by applying the identity of indiscernibles, which is a fundamental principle of quantum statistics, to time. Quantum nonlocality arises as a natural consequence of this geometry. We also examine the ontology of the wavefunction in this framework. In particular, we show how entanglement swapping in spacetime invalidates the preparation assumption of the PBR theorem.

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Let $\psi: A \to A'$ be a cyclic contraction of dimer algebras, with $A$ non-cancellative and $A'$ cancellative. $A'$ is then prime, noetherian, and a finitely generated module over its center. In contrast, $A$ is often not prime, nonnoetherian, and an infinitely generated module over its center. We present certain Morita equivalences that relate the representation theory of $A$ with that of $A'$. We then characterize the Azumaya locus of $A$ in terms of the Azumaya locus of $A'$, and give an explicit classification of the simple $A$-modules parameterized by the Azumaya locus. Furthermore, we show that if the smooth and Azumaya loci of $A'$ coincide, then the smooth and Azumaya loci of $A$ coincide. This provides the first known class of algebras that are nonnoetherian and infinitely generated modules over their centers, with the property that their smooth and Azumaya loci coincide.

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A superpotential algebra is square if its quiver admits an embedding into a two-torus such that the image of its underlying graph is a square grid, possibly with diagonal edges in the unit squares; examples are provided by dimer models in physics. Such an embedding reveals much of the algebras representation theory through a device we introduce called an impression. Let A be a square superpotential algebra, Z its center, and \mathfrak{m} the maximal ideal at the origin of Spec(Z). Using an impression, we give a classification of all simple A-modules up to isomorphism, and give algebraic and homological characterizations of the simple A-modules of maximal k-dimension; show that Z is a 3-dimensional normal toric domain and Z_{\mathfrak{m}} is Gorenstein, by determining transcendence bases and Z-regular sequences; and show that A_{\mathfrak{m}} is a noncommutative crepant resolution of Z_{\mathfrak{m}}, and thus a local Calabi-Yau algebra. A particular class of square superpotential algebras, the Y^{p,q} algebras, is considered in detail. We show that the Azumaya and smooth loci of the centers coincide, and propose that each ramified maximal ideal sitting over the singular locus is the exceptional locus of a blowup shrunk to zero size.

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We introduce new mathematical aspects of the Bell states using matrix factorizations, nonnoetherian singularities, and noncommutative blowups. A matrix factorization of a polynomial $p$ consists of two matrices $\phi_1,\phi_2$ such that $\phi_1\phi_2 = \phi_2\phi_1 = p \operatorname{id}$. Using this notion, we show how the Bell states emerge from the separable product of two mixtures, by defining pure states over complex matrices rather than just the complex numbers. We then show in an idealized algebraic setting that pure states are supported on nonnoetherian singularities. Moreover, we find that the collapse of a Bell state is intimately related to the representation theory of the noncommutative blowup along its singular support. This presents an exchange in geometry: the nonlocal commutative spacetime of the entangled state emerges from an underlying local noncommutative spacetime.

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Let $A$ be a dimer algebra and $Z$ its center. It is well known that if $A$ is cancellative, then $A$ and $Z$ are noetherian and $A$ is a finitely generated $Z$-module. Here we show the converse: if $A$ is non-cancellative (as almost all dimer algebras are), then $A$ and $Z$ are nonnoetherian and $A$ is an infinitely generated $Z$-module. Although $Z$ is nonnoetherian, we show that it nonetheless has Krull dimension 3 and is generically noetherian. Furthermore, we show that the reduced center is the coordinate ring for a Gorenstein algebraic variety with the strange property that it contains precisely one 'smeared-out' point of positive geometric dimension. In our proofs we introduce formalized notions of Higgsing and the mesonic chiral ring from quiver gauge theory.

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We introduce a geometric realization of noncommutative singularity resolutions. To do this, we first present a new conjectural method of obtaining conventional resolutions using coordinate rings of matrix-valued functions. We verify this conjecture for all cyclic quotient surface singularities, the Kleinian D_n and E_6 surface singularities, the conifold singularity, and a non-isolated singularity, using appropriate quiver algebras. This conjecture provides a possible new generalization of the classical McKay correspondence. Then, using symplectic reduction within these rings, we obtain new, non-conventional resolutions that are hidden if only commutative functions are considered. Geometrically, these non-conventional resolutions result from shrinking exceptional loci to ramified (non-Azumaya) point-like spheres.

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We introduce a theory of geometry for nonnoetherian commutative algebras with finite Krull dimension. In particular, we develop a new notion of normalization and height, namely depiction (a special noetherian overring) and geometric codimension. The resulting geometries are algebraic varieties with positive dimensional points. They are thus inherently nonlocal. We show that an algebra is noetherian if and only if its only depiction is itself, if and only if it has no points of positive geometric dimension, if and only if the ramification locus is empty. We then consider an application to quiver algebras whose simple modules of maximal dimension are one dimensional at each vertex. We show that the vertex corner rings of $A$ are all isomorphic if and only if $A$ is noetherian, if and only if the center $Z$ of $A$ is noetherian, if and only if $A$ is a finitely $Z$-module. Furthermore, we show that $Z$ is depicted by a commutative algebra generated the cycles in its quiver. We conclude with an example of a quiver algebra where projective dimension and geometric codimension, rather than height, coincide.

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In this article, fully packed loop configurations of hexagonal shape (HFPLs) are defined. They generalize triangular fully packed loop configurations. To encode the boundary conditions of an HFPL, a sextuple $(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T},\mathsf{t},\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T};\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B},\mathsf{b},\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B})$ of $01$-words is assigned to it. In the first main result of this article, necessary conditions for the boundary $(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T},\mathsf{t},\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T};\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B},\mathsf{b},\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B})$ of an HFPL are stated. For instance, the inequality $d(\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B})+d(\mathsf{b})+d(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B})\geq d(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T})+d(\mathsf{t})+d(\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T})+\vert\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T}\vert_1\vert\mathsf{t}\vert_0+\vert\mathsf{t}\vert_1 \vert\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T}\vert_0+\vert\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B}\vert_0\vert\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B}\vert_1$ has to be fulfilled, where $\vert\cdot\vert_i$ denotes the number of occurrences of $i$ for $i=0,1$ and $d(\cdot)$ denotes the number of inversions. The other main contribution of this article is the enumeration of HFPLs with boundary $(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T},\mathsf{t},\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T};\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B},\mathsf{b},\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B})$ such that $d(\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B})+d(\mathsf{b})+d(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B})-d(\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T})-d(\mathsf{t})-d(\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T})-\vert\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{T}\vert_1\vert\mathsf{t}\vert_0- \vert\mathsf{t}\vert_1\vert\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{T}\vert_0-\vert\mathsf{r}_\mathsf{B}\vert_0\vert\mathsf{l}_\mathsf{B}\vert_1=0,1$. To be more precise, in the first case they are enumerated by Littlewood-Richardson coefficients and in the second case their number is expressed in terms of Littlewood-Richardson coefficients.

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Triangular fully packed loop configurations (TFPLs) came up in the study of fully packed loop configurations on a square (FPLs) corresponding to link patterns with a large number of nested arches. To a TFPL is assigned a triple $(u,v;w)$ of $01$-words encoding its boundary conditions which must necessarily satisfy that $d(u)+d(v)\leq d(w)$, where $d(u)$ denotes the number of inversions in $u$. Wieland gyration, on the other hand, was invented to show the rotational invariance of the numbers $A_\pi$ of FPLs corresponding to a given link pattern $\pi$. Later, Wieland drift - a map on TFPLs that is based on Wieland gyration - was defined. The main contribution of this article is a linear expression for the number of TFPLs with boundary $(u,v;w)$ where $d(w)-d(u)-d(v)=2$ in terms of numbers of stable TFPLs, that is, TFPLs invariant under Wieland drift. This linear expression is consistent with already existing enumeration results for TFPLs with boundary $(u,v;w)$ where $d(w)-d(u)-d(v)=0,1$.