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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (46)

Why Be regular?, part I  ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2018-11-17 7:55am GMT Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018 Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Author(s): Benjamin Feintzeig, J.B. Le Manchak, Sarita Rosenstock,… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (45)

A non-equilibrium system as a demon. (arXiv:1811.02453v2 [cond-mat.mes-hall] UPDATED)  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-11-10 1:30am GMT Authors: Rafael Sánchez, Janine Splettstoesser, Robert S. Whitney Maxwell demons are creatures that are imagined to be able to reduce the entropy of a system without performing any work on it. Conventionally, such a Maxwell demon’s intricate action consists in measuring individual particles and subsequently performing… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (44)

Why The Cosmological Constant is a Boundary Condition. (arXiv:1811.00130v1 [hep-th])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2018-11-04 12:52am GMT Authors: Tom Banks, Willy Fischler We review arguments that the cosmological constant (c.c.) should not be thought of as a local contribution to the energy density, but rather as an infrared boundary condition specifying particular models of quantum gravity. Certifying the Building Blocks of… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (43)

On the Consistency of the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation in the Quantized Eddington-inspired Born-Infeld Gravity. (arXiv:1810.10918v1 [gr-qc])  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-26 3:30am GMT Authors: Mariam Bouhmadi-López, Che-Yu Chen, Pisin Chen We re-examine the quantum geometrodynamical approach within the Eddington-inspired-Born-Infeld theory of gravity, which was first proposed in our previous work [1]. A thorough analysis of the classical Hamiltonian with constraints is carried and… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (42)

50 years in the Landau Institute environment. (arXiv:1810.04447v5 [physics.hist-ph] UPDATED)  physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-20 1:07am GMT Authors: G.E. Volovik Khalatnikov created the unique Institute, where practically all the important areas of theoretical physics have been represented, opening the broad way for collaboration. Here I discuss the influence of the multilayer environment of Landau Institute on my work during 50… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (41)

Realism about the Wave Function  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2018-10-14 2:01am GMT Chen, Eddy Keming (2018) Realism about the Wave Function. [Preprint] Against Fundamentalism  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2018-10-14 1:57am GMT Leifer, Matthew (2018) Against Fundamentalism. [Preprint] Quantum Mechanics in a Time-Asymmetric Universe: On the Nature of the Initial Quantum State  The… Read more →

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Bohm’s approach to quantum mechanics: Alternative theory or practical picture?. (arXiv:1707.00609v2 [quant-ph] UPDATED)  physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-10-06 12:59am GMT Authors: A. S. Sanz Since its inception Bohmian mechanics has been generally regarded as a hidden-variable theory aimed at providing an objective description of quantum phenomena. To date, this rather narrow conception of Bohm’s proposal has caused it more rejection… Read more →

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A Toy Model of the Information Paradox in Empty Space. (arXiv:1809.10154v1 [hep-th])  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2018-9-28 12:43pm GMT Authors: Suvrat Raju A sharp version of the information paradox involves a seeming violation of the monogamy of entanglement during black hole evaporation. We construct an analogous paradox in empty anti-de Sitter space. In a local quantum field theory, Bell correlations… Read more →

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Bouncing oil droplets, de Broglie’s quantum thermostat and convergence to equilibrium. (arXiv:1807.00569v4 [quant-ph] UPDATED)  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-9-22 7:24am GMT Authors: Mohamed Hatifi, Ralph Willox, Samuel Colin, Thomas Durt Recently, the properties of bouncing oil droplets, also known as “walkers”, have attracted much attention because they are thought to offer a gateway to a better understanding of quantum behaviour. They constitute indeed… Read more →

International Workshop on “The Meaning of the Wave Function”

We are delighted to announce that the International Workshop on “The Meaning of the Wave Function” will be held at Shanxi University, Taiyuan (also known as the Dragon City), China, from October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018. The workshop is organized by the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology of Shanxi University. The meaning of the wave function… Read more →