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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 →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (38)

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 →

Weekly Papers on Philosophy of Mind (38)

 The Consciousness of Embodied Cognition, Affordances, and the Brain brain [x] consciousness [x] experience [x] phenomenal [x] add tag Latest Results for Topoi on 2017-9-21 5:00am Abstract Tony Chemero advances the radical thesis that cognition and consciousness are actually the same thing. I question this conclusion. Even if we are the brain–body environmental synergies that Chemero and others claim, we will not be able to conclude that consciousness... Read more →

A Reformulation of von Neumann’s Postulates on Quantum Measurement by Using Two Theorems in Clifford Algebra

Elio Conte According to a procedure previously introduced from Y. Ilamed and N. Salingaros, we start giving proof of two existing Clifford algebras, the Si that has isomorphism with that one of Pauli matrices and the Ni,±1 where Ni stands for the dihedral Clifford algebra. The salient feature is that we show that the Ni,±1 may be obtained from the Si algebra when we... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (37)

Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-15 9:50pm GMT Bacelar Valente, Mario (2013) Time in the theory of relativity: on natural clocks, proper time, the clock hypothesis, and all that. [Preprint] The relativity of simultaneity and presentism  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36)

From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2017-9-09 2:25am GMT Larvor, Brendan (2017) From Euclidean Geometry to Knots and Nets. [Preprint] Classical analogue of the Unruh effect. (arXiv:1709.02200v1 [gr-qc])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-09 1:51am GMT Authors: Ulf Leonhardt, Itay Griniasty, Sander Wildeman, Emmanuel Fort, Mathias Fink In the Unruh effect an observer with constant acceleration... Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (35)

S-matrix interpretation in categorical quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1708.09383v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2017-9-02 2:02am GMT Authors: Xiao-Kan Guo We study the $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory in light of Categotical Quantum Mechanics. The $S$-matrix interpretation of quantum theory is shown to be a functorial semantics relating the algebras of quantum theory to the effective $S$-matrix formalism. Consequently, issues such as... Read more →