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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (2)

Evil Twins and the Multiverse: Distinguishing the World of Difference between Epistemic and Physical Possibility  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2019-1-12 1:39am GMT Satta, Mark (2019) Evil Twins and the Multiverse: Distinguishing the World of Difference between Epistemic and Physical Possibility. [Preprint] Arrow(s) of Time without a Past Hypothesis  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on… Read more →

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Signs of Dynamical Dark Energy in Current Observations. (arXiv:1811.03505v3 [astro-ph.CO] UPDATED)  hep-th updates on arXiv.org on 2019-1-05 2:18am GMT Authors: Joan Sola, Adria Gomez-Valent, Javier de Cruz Perez Investigations on dark energy (DE) are currently inconclusive about its time evolution. Hints of this possibility do however glow now and then in the horizon. Herein we assess the current status of dynamical dark energy… Read more →

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OBITUARY FOR HEINZ-DIETER ZEH (1932 — 2018)  International Journal of Quantum Foundations – International Journal of Quantum Foundations on 2018-12-29 9:42am GMT Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 11-15 Claus Kiefer [Show Biography] Claus Kiefer studied physics and astronomy at the Universities of Heidelberg and Vienna. He earned his PhD from Heidelberg University in 1988 under the supervision of H.-Dieter Zeh. He has… Read more →

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Triply Positive Matrices and Quantum Measurements Motivated by QBism. (arXiv:1812.08762v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-12-22 3:56am GMT Authors: John B. DeBrota, Christopher A. Fuchs, Blake C. Stacey We study a class of quantum measurements that furnish probabilistic representations of finite-dimensional quantum theory. The Gram matrices associated with these Minimal Informationally Complete quantum measurements (MICs) exhibit a rich structure. They are “positive”… Read more →

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Why we cannot see the tails of Schrödinger’s cat  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2018-12-15 4:13am GMT Gao, Shan (2018) Why we cannot see the tails of Schrödinger’s cat. [Preprint] QBism and the Ithaca Desiderata. (arXiv:1812.05549v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-12-15 1:27am GMT Authors: Blake C. Stacey In 1996, N. David Mermin proposed a set of… Read more →

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Non-locality in intrinsic topologically ordered systems  ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2018-12-08 7:55am GMT Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018 Source: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics Author(s): Jonathan Bain Abstract Intrinsic topologically ordered… Read more →

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Complete list of Bell inequalities with four binary settings. (arXiv:1811.11820v1 [quant-ph])  quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2018-12-01 1:20am GMT Authors: E. Zambrini Cruzeiro, N. Gisin We give the complete list of 175 facet Bell inequalities for the case where Alice and Bob each choose their measurements from a set of four binary outcome measurements. For each inequality we compute the maximum quantum… Read more →

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Does the PBR Theorem Rule out a Statistical Understanding of QM?  Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2018-12-01 12:00am GMT Abstract The PBR theorem gives insight into how quantum mechanics describes a physical system. This paper explores PBRs’ general result and shows that it does not disallow the ensemble interpretation of quantum mechanics and maintains, as it must, the… Read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →