Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (22)

Which Worldlines Represent Possible Particle Histories? 上午8:00 | Latest Results for Foundations of Physics Abstract Based on three common interpretive commitments in general relativity, I raise a conceptual problem for the usual identification, in that theory, of timelike curves as those that represent the possible histories of (test) particles in spacetime. This problem affords at least three different solutions, depending… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (21)

Deterministic Quantum Mechanics: the Mathematical Equations Gerard t Hooft Download PDF Without wasting time and effort on philosophical justifications and implications, we write down the conditions for the Hamiltonian of a quantum system for rendering it mathematically equivalent to a deterministic system. These are the equations to be considered. Special attention is given to the notion of `locality’. Various examples… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (19,20)

Which Worldlines Represent Possible Particle Histories? 上午8:00 | Latest Results for Foundations of Physics Abstract Based on three common interpretive commitments in general relativity, I raise a conceptual problem for the usual identification, in that theory, of timelike curves as those that represent the possible histories of (test) particles in spacetime. This problem affords at least three different solutions, depending… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (17,18)

Extending the Agent in QBism. (arXiv:2004.14847v1 [quant-ph]) 下午3:48 | Jacques Pienaar | quant-ph updates on arXiv.org According to the subjective Bayesian interpretation of quantum mechanics (QBism), the instruments used to measure quantum systems are to be regarded as an extension of the senses of the agent who is using them, and quantum states describe the agent’s expectations for what they… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (15,16)

Subjectifying Objectivity: Delineating Tastes in Theoretical Quantum Gravity Research. (arXiv:2004.07450v1 [physics.hist-ph]) 上午8:42 | physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org Authors: Thomas K. Gilbert, Andrew J. Loveridge Research in Theoretical Quantum Gravity has continued expansively even as it has become detached from classic arbiters of research such as direct empirical falsification. This makes it an interesting test case for social-scientific theories of what motivates and… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (14)

Quantum Incompatibility of a Physical Context. (arXiv:2004.01008v1 [quant-ph]) 上午8:37 | E. Martins, M. F. Savi, R. M. Angelo | quant-ph updates on arXiv.org Pivotal within quantum physics, the concept of quantum incompatibility is generally related to algebraic aspects of the formalism, such as commutation relations and unbiasedness of bases. Recently, the concept was identified as a resource in tasks involving… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (13)

Searching for Coherent States, From Origins to Quantum Gravity. (arXiv:2003.11810v1 [quant-ph]) 上午8:40 | physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org Authors: Pierre Martin-Dussaud We discuss the notion of coherent states from three different perspectives: the seminal approach of Schroedinger, the experimental take of quantum optics, and the theoretical developments in quantum gravity. This comparative study tries to emphasise the connections between the approaches, and… Read more →

Revised submission: Decoherence and the Transactional Interpretation

In response to reviewer comments, I am posting a sightly revised version of my previously submitted paper. Editor: please note that my emails to you are not getting through at the moment, so please consider this my resubmission. Many thanks. ABSTRACT: This paper presents an analysis of decoherence resulting from the physically real non-unitarity, or ‘objective reduction,’ that occurs in… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (12)

Some Philosophical Prehistory of the (Earman-Norton) hole argument 2020年3月20日 星期五 下午8:40 | ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern PhysicsScienceDirect RSShttps://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-b-studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-modern-physicsRSS for NodeWed, 24 Jul 2019 09:46:42 GMTCopyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reservedImprints of the underlying structure of physical theoriesPublication date: Available online 12 July 2019Source: Studies… Read more →