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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (24)

Aims and Scope of the Special Issue, “Quantum Foundations: Informational Perspective”  Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2017-6-17 5:00am GMT Genesis of Karl Popper's EPR-like experiment and its resonance amongst the physics community in the 1980s  ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2017-6-16 2:10pm GMT... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (23)

Can we Falsify the Consciousness-Causes-Collapse Hypothesis in Quantum Mechanics?. (arXiv:1609.00614v2 [quant-ph] UPDATED)  physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-6-10 3:32am GMT Authors: J. Acacio de Barros, Gary Oas In this paper we examine some proposals to disprove the hypothesis that the interaction between mind and matter causes the collapse of the wave function, showing that such proposals are fundamentally flawed. We then describe... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (22)

No thermalization without correlations. (arXiv:1706.00341v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-6-03 8:46am GMT Authors: Dmitry V. Zhdanov (1), Denys I. Bondar (2), Tamar Seideman (1) ((1) Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, (2) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA) The proof of the long-standing conjecture is presented that Markovian quantum master equations are at odds with quantum thermodynamics under conventional assumptions of fluctuation-dissipation theorems (implying a translation... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (21)

Aspects of Symmetry, Topology and Anomalies in Quantum Matter. (arXiv:1602.05569v1 [cond-mat.str-el] CROSS LISTED)  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-5-26 3:49am GMT Authors: Juven C. Wang In this thesis, we explore the aspects of symmetry, topology and anomalies in quantum matter with entanglement from both condensed matter and high energy theory viewpoints. The focus of our research is on the gapped many-body... Read more →

2017 International Workshop: Collapse of the Wave Function

2017 International Workshop: Collapse of the Wave Function

Today, collapse theories, together with Bohm's theory and Everett’s theory, are widely regarded as three main realistic alternatives to standard quantum mechanics. However, there have been controversies on the origin, ontology and models of wave-function collapse. The main purpose of this online workshop is to highlight the existing debates and address the controversies. Another purpose of this workshop is to get some constructive inputs to the... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (20)

Counterfactual Reasoning, Realism and Quantum Mechanics: Much Ado About Nothing?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-5-20 6:01pm GMT Laudisa, Federico (2017) Counterfactual Reasoning, Realism and Quantum Mechanics: Much Ado About Nothing? [Preprint] A Gleason-Type Theorem for Any Dimension Based on a Gambling Formulation of Quantum Mechanics  Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2017-5-20 12:00am GMT Abstract... Read more →

(Information) Paradox Lost

Tim Maudlin Since Stephen Hawking's original 1975 paper on black hole evaporation, there has been a consensus that the problem of "loss of information" is both deep and troubling. It is also thought that resolution of the problem may hold some conceptual keys to the unification of gravity with the other forces. I argue that this consensus view is mistaken.... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (19)

Quantum theory as a self-referential theory of inference. (arXiv:1705.04307v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-5-13 3:42am GMT Authors: John Realpe-Gómez Here we derive the formalism of quantum theory from two intuitive principles: (i) inference is a physical process performed by physical systems, observers, which are part of the experimental setup--- this implies non-commutativity; (ii) experiments must be described from a... Read more →

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Test of a hypothesis of realism in quantum theory using a Bayesian approach  PRA: Fundamental concepts on 2017-5-05 2:00pm GMT Author(s): N. Nikitin and K. Toms In this paper we propose a time-independent equality and time-dependent inequality, suitable for an experimental test of the hypothesis of realism. The derivation of these relations is based on the concept of conditional probability and on Bayes'... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (17)

Entropy evolution of moving mirrors and the information loss problem. (arXiv:1704.08613v1 [hep-th])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-4-29 8:01am GMT Authors: Pisin Chen, Dong-han Yeom We investigate the entanglement entropy and the information flow of two-dimensional moving mirrors. Here we point out that various mirror trajectories can help to mimic different candidate resolutions to the information loss paradox following the semi-classical quantum... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (16)

At what time does a quantum experiment have a result?   The Extended Bloch Representation of Quantum Mechanics for Infinite-Dimensional Entities. (arXiv:1704.06249v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-4-21 7:39am GMT Authors: Diederik Aerts, Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi We show that the extended Bloch representation of quantum mechanics also applies to infinite-dimensional entities, to the extent that the number of (possibly infinitely... Read more →