Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (42)

Light, matter, and quantum randomness generation: A relativistic quantum information perspective. (arXiv:1710.06875v1 [quant-ph])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-10-21 12:07pm GMT Authors: Richard Lopp, Eduardo Martin-Martinez We study how quantum randomness generation based on unbiased measurements on a hydrogen-like atom can get compromised by virtue of the unavoidable coupling of the atom with the electromagnetic field. Concretely, we show that an adversary... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (41)

 Causation & Free Will, by Carolina Sartorio. causation [x] add tag  Mind Advance Access on 2017-10-10 5:00am Causation & Free Will, by SartorioCarolina. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. viii + 188.  Multifaceted brain networks reconfiguration in disorders of consciousness uncovered by co-activation patterns brain [x] consciousness [x] add tag  Human Brain Mapping on 2017-10-12 4:26am Abstract Introduction Given that recent research has shown that functional... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (41)

Experimental certification of millions of genuinely entangled atoms in a solid  Nature Communications - current - nature.com science feeds on 2017-10-13 5:00am GMT Experimental certification of millions of genuinely entangled atoms in a solid Nature Communications, Published online: 13 October 2017; doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00898-6 The presence of entanglement in macroscopic systems is notoriously difficult to observe. Here, the authors develop a witness which... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (40)

 Phenomenal consciousness, collective mentality, and collective moral responsibility consciousness [x] mind [x] phenomenal [x] add tag Latest Results for Philosophical Studies on 2017-11-01 5:00am Abstract Are corporations and other complex groups ever morally responsible in ways that do not reduce to the moral responsibility of their members? Christian List, Phillip Pettit, Kendy Hess, and David Copp have recently defended the idea that they can be. For... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (40)

Phase Transitions: A Challenge for Reductionism?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-10-07 12:44am GMT Palacios, Patricia (2017) Phase Transitions: A Challenge for Reductionism? [Preprint] Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-10-06 9:08am GMT Kastner, Ruth and Kauffman, Stuart and Epperson, Michael (2017) Taking Heisenberg's Potentia Seriously. [Preprint] Why is the transference... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (39)

Magnetic monopoles and nonassociative deformations of quantum theory. (arXiv:1709.10080v1 [hep-th])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-29 1:58am GMT Authors: Richard J. Szabo We examine certain nonassociative deformations of quantum mechanics and gravity in three dimensions related to the dynamics of electrons in uniform distributions of magnetic charge. We describe a quantitative framework for nonassociative quantum mechanics in this setting, which exhibits... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (39)

 What is really missing from AI? AI [x] add tag  New Scientist - Home on 2017-9-28 5:55pm A festival’s search for humanity in AI points to the absence of love – and something even more fundamental  bookmark  blog it  not shared ↑   AI could put a stop to electricity theft and meter misreadings AI [x] add tag  New Scientist - Home on 2017-9-23 2:00pm An algorithm... Read more →

On the Status of the Measurement Problem: Recalling the Relativistic Transactional Interpretation

ABSTRACT. In view of a resurgence of concern about the measurement problem, it is pointed out that the Relativistic Transactional Interpretation (RTI) remedies issues previously considered as drawbacks or refutations of the original TI. Specifically, once one takes into account relativistic processes that are not representable at the non-relativistic level (such as particle creation and annihilation, and virtual propagation), absorption... Read more →

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How to make a quantum black hole with ultra-cold gases. (arXiv:1709.07189v1 [cond-mat.quant-gas])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-22 12:53am GMT Authors: Ippei Danshita, Masanori Hanada, Masaki Tezuka The realization of quantum field theories on an optical lattice is an important subject toward the quantum simulation. We argue that such efforts would lead to the experimental realizations of quantum black holes. The basic idea... Read more →