Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (46)

Why Be regular?, part I  ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2018-11-17 7:55am GMT Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018 Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Author(s): Benjamin Feintzeig, J.B. Le Manchak, Sarita Rosenstock,… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (45)

A non-equilibrium system as a demon. (arXiv:1811.02453v2 [cond-mat.mes-hall] UPDATED)  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-11-10 1:30am GMT Authors: Rafael Sánchez, Janine Splettstoesser, Robert S. Whitney Maxwell demons are creatures that are imagined to be able to reduce the entropy of a system without performing any work on it. Conventionally, such a Maxwell demon’s intricate action consists in measuring individual particles and subsequently performing… Read more →

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Why The Cosmological Constant is a Boundary Condition. (arXiv:1811.00130v1 [hep-th])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2018-11-04 12:52am GMT Authors: Tom Banks, Willy Fischler We review arguments that the cosmological constant (c.c.) should not be thought of as a local contribution to the energy density, but rather as an infrared boundary condition specifying particular models of quantum gravity. Certifying the Building Blocks of… Read more →

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On the Consistency of the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation in the Quantized Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld Gravity. (arXiv:1810.10918v1 [gr-qc])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-26 3:30am GMT Authors: Mariam Bouhmadi-López, Che-Yu Chen, Pisin Chen We re-examine the quantum geometrodynamical approach within the Eddington-inspired-Born-Infeld theory of gravity, which was first proposed in our previous work [1]. A thorough analysis of the classical Hamiltonian with constraints is carried and… Read more →

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50 years in the Landau Institute environment. (arXiv:1810.04447v5 [physics.hist-ph] UPDATED)  physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-20 1:07am GMT Authors: G.E. Volovik Khalatnikov created the unique Institute, where practically all the important areas of theoretical physics have been represented, opening the broad way for collaboration. Here I discuss the influence of the multilayer environment of Landau Institute on my work during 50… Read more →

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Realism about the Wave Function  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2018-10-14 2:01am GMT Chen, Eddy Keming (2018) Realism about the Wave Function. [Preprint] Against Fundamentalism  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2018-10-14 1:57am GMT Leifer, Matthew (2018) Against Fundamentalism. [Preprint] Quantum Mechanics in a Time-Asymmetric Universe: On the Nature of the Initial Quantum State  The… Read more →

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Bohm’s approach to quantum mechanics: Alternative theory or practical picture?. (arXiv:1707.00609v2 [quant-ph] UPDATED)  physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-06 12:59am GMT Authors: A. S. Sanz Since its inception Bohmian mechanics has been generally regarded as a hidden-variable theory aimed at providing an objective description of quantum phenomena. To date, this rather narrow conception of Bohm’s proposal has caused it more rejection… Read more →

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A Toy Model of the Information Paradox in Empty Space. (arXiv:1809.10154v1 [hep-th])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2018-9-28 12:43pm GMT Authors: Suvrat Raju A sharp version of the information paradox involves a seeming violation of the monogamy of entanglement during black hole evaporation. We construct an analogous paradox in empty anti-de Sitter space. In a local quantum field theory, Bell correlations… Read more →