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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (11)

Quantum Probabilities as Behavioral Probabilities. (arXiv:1703.05691v1 [q-bio.NC])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-3-18 9:36am GMT Authors: V.I. Yukalov, D. Sornette We demonstrate that behavioral probabilities of human decision makers share many common features with quantum probabilities. This does not imply that humans are some quantum objects, but just shows that the mathematics of quantum theory is applicable to the description of human... Read more →

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The unexpected resurgence of Weyl geometry in late 20-th century physics. (arXiv:1703.03187v1 [math.HO])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-3-11 7:48am GMT Authors: Erhard Scholz Weyl's original scale geometry of 1918 ("purely infinitesimal geometry") was withdrawn by its author from physical theorizing in the early 1920s. It had a comeback in the last third of the 20th century in different contexts: scalar... Read more →

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Reversible time travel with freedom of choice. (arXiv:1703.00779v1 [gr-qc])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-3-04 8:42am GMT Authors: Ämin Baumeler, Fabio Costa, Timothy C. Ralph, Stefan Wolf, Magdalena Zych General relativity predicts the existence of closed time-like curves, along which a material object could travel back in time and interact with its past self. The natural question is whether this possibility leads to inconsistencies: Could... Read more →

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Would Superluminal Influences Violate the Principle of Relativity ?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-2-25 8:57pm GMT Peacock, Kent A. (2014) Would Superluminal Influences Violate the Principle of Relativity ? [Published Article or Volume] The Manipulability Account of Causation Applied to Typical Physical Systems  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-2-25 8:57pm GMT Vervoort, Louis... Read more →

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Information content of systems as a physical principle  PRA: Fundamental concepts on 2017-2-17 3:00pm GMT Author(s): L. Czekaj, M. Horodecki, P. Horodecki, and R. Horodecki To explain the conceptual gap between classical and quantum and other, hypothetical descriptions of the world, several principles have been proposed. So far, all these principles have not explicitly included the uncertainty relation. Here we... Read more →

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Objective probability and the mind-body relation  ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2017-2-10 1:42pm GMT Publication date: Available online 9 February 2017 Source:Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Author(s): Paul Tappenden Objective probability in quantum mechanics... Read more →

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The Significance of Non-Empirical Confirmation in Fundamental Physics  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-2-04 8:56pm GMT Dawid, Richard (2017) The Significance of Non-Empirical Confirmation in Fundamental Physics. [Preprint] On the Persistence of the Electromagnetic Field  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-2-03 8:38pm GMT Gomori, Marton and Szabo, Laszlo E. (2017) On the Persistence of... Read more →

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Does the Universe have a Hard Drive?. (arXiv:1701.07161v1 [physics.pop-ph] CROSS LISTED)  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2017-1-28 2:52am GMT Authors: Zura Kakushadze We discuss an apparent information paradox that arises in a materialist's description of the Universe if we assume that the Universe is 100% quantum. We discuss possible ways out of the paradox, including that Laws of Nature are not... Read more →

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Wigner-Araki-Yanase theorem beyond conservation laws  PRA: Fundamental concepts on 2017-1-20 3:00pm GMT Author(s): Mikko Tukiainen The ability to measure every quantum observable is ensured by a fundamental result in quantum measurement theory. Nevertheless, additive conservation laws associated with physical symmetries, such as the angular momentum conservation, may lead to restrictions on the measurability of the observables.… [Phys. Rev. A 95,... Read more →

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Weak values obtained from mass-energy equivalence  PRA: Fundamental concepts on 2017-1-13 3:00pm GMT Author(s): Miao Zhang Quantum weak measurement, measuring some observable quantities within the selected subensemble of the entire quantum ensemble, can produce many interesting results such as the superluminal phenomena. An outcome of such a measurement is the weak value which has been applied to amplify some weak... Read more →

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[Perspective] The fragility of distant Cooper pairs  Science: Current Issue on 2017-1-06 12:00am GMT The first superconductor was discovered in 1911, when elemental mercury was cooled below the helium liquefaction temperature. Suddenly, it ceased to show any resistance to the flow of electricity. Soon after, it became clear that some metals become superconducting upon cooling, and some do not. Half... Read more →