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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 →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (18)

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 →