Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (19)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Protective Measurements: Probing Single Quantum Systems. (arXiv:1505.01591v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2015-5-08 1:16am GMT Authors: Tabish Qureshi (Center for Theoretical Physics, JMI, Delhi), N.D. Hari Dass (TIFR-TCIS, Hyderabad) Making measurements on single quantum systems… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (18)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Mathematical formalism of many-worlds quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1504.08059v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2015-5-02 9:40am GMT Authors: Zeqian Chen We combine the ideas of Dirac’s orthonormal representation, Everett’s relative state, and ‘t Hooft’s… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (17)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Voices of Silence, Novelties of Noise: Oblivion and Hesitation as Origins of Quantum Mysteries. (arXiv:1504.06241v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2015-4-25 7:50am GMT Authors: Eliahu Cohen, Avshalom C. Elitzur Among the (in)famous differences… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (16)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Quantum Time. (arXiv:1504.04215v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2015-4-17 1:44am GMT Authors: Vittorio Giovannetti, Seth Lloyd, Lorenzo Maccone We give a consistent quantum description of time, based on Page and Wootters’ conditional probabilities mechanism,… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (15)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. [Perspective] Assembling a complex quantum ensemble Science: Current Issue on 2015-4-10 12:00am GMT Statistical mechanics provides a systematic approach for predicting the behavior of systems when only partial information is present. The… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (14)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Measurement and Fundamental Processes in Quantum Mechanics Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2015-4-04 12:00am GMT Abstract In the standard mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics, measurement is an additional, exceptional fundamental… Read more →

An additive Hamiltonian plus Landauer’s Principle yields quantum theory

Chris Fields It is shown that no-signalling, a quantum of action, unitarity, detailed balance, Bell’s theorem, the Hilbert-space representation of physical states and the Born rule all follow from the assumption of an additive Hamiltonian together with Landauer’s principle. Common statements of the “classical limit” of quantum theory, as well as common assumptions made by “interpretations” of quantum theory, contradict additivity, Landauer’s principle, or both. Full… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (13)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in the various journals or uploaded to the preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. A Survey of the ESR Model for an Objective Reinterpretation of Quantum Mechanics Latest Results for International Journal of Theoretical Physics on 2015-3-28 12:00am GMT Abstract Contextuality and nonlocality (hence nonobjectivity of physical properties) are usually maintained… Read more →