How to resolve the APR paradox?

"This is the paradox. The photon emerged from the box with energy much higher than it had inside, but the energy did not come from the opener, the only other system in the problem. Energy seems not to be conserved." On conservation laws in quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1609.05041v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2016-9-19 4:05am GMT Authors: Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu, Daniel Rohrlich... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (39)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Origin of chaos in 3-d Bohmian trajectories. (arXiv:1609.07069v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2016-9-24 3:18am GMT Authors: Athanasios C. Tzemos, George Contopoulos, Christos Efthymiopoulos We study the 3-d Bohmian trajectories of a quantum system of three... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (38)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Information Content of Gravitational Radiation and the Vacuum. (arXiv:1607.03122v2 [hep-th] UPDATED) hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2016-9-17 8:11am GMT Authors: Raphael Bousso, Illan Halpern, Jason Koeller Known entropy bounds, and the Generalized Second Law, were recently shown... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (37)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Quantum holism: nonseparability as common ground Latest Results for Synthese on 2016-9-09 12:00am GMT Abstract Quantum mechanics seems to portray nature as nonseparable, in the sense that it allows spatiotemporally separated entities to have... Read more →

Quantum measurements as weighted symmetry breaking processes: the hidden measurement perspective

The purpose of the present note is twofold. Firstly, we highlight the similarities between the ontologies of Kastner's possibilist transactional interpretation (PTI) of quantum mechanics - an extension of Cramer's transactional interpretation - and the authors' hidden-measurement interpretation (HMI). Secondly, we observe that although a weighted symmetry breaking (WSB) process was proposed in the PTI, to explain the actualization of incipient transactions,... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. The "forgotten" pseudomomenta and gauge changes in generalized Landau Level problems: spatially nonuniform magnetic and temporally varying electric fields. (arXiv:1609.00041v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2016-9-03 7:27am GMT Authors: Georgios Konstantinou, Konstantinos Moulopoulos By perceiving... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (35)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Operational General Relativity: Possibilistic, Probabilistic, and Quantum. (arXiv:1608.06940v1 [gr-qc]) hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2016-8-27 4:36am GMT Authors: Lucien Hardy In this paper we develop an operational formulation of General Relativity similar in spirit to... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (34)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. CP and other Symmetries of Symmetries. (arXiv:1608.05240v1 [hep-ph]) hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2016-8-19 3:08am GMT Authors: Andreas Trautner Outer automorphisms of symmetries ("symmetries of symmetries") in relativistic quantum field theories are studied, including charge... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (33)

This is a list of this week's papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. On Noncontextual, Non-Kolmogorovian Hidden Variable Theories. (arXiv:1608.03518v1 [quant-ph]) physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2016-8-12 12:52am GMT Authors: Benjamin H. Feintzeig, Samuel C. Fletcher One implication of Bell's theorem is that there cannot in general be hidden... Read more →