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John Bell Workshop 2014

John Bell Workshop 2014

Bell’s theorem has been called “the most profound discovery of science”. However, there have been controversies on the deep implications of the theorem. The main purpose of this online workshop is to highlight the existing debates and address the controversies. Another purpose is to get some constructive inputs to the forthcoming Bell volume edited by Mary Bell and Shan Gao. This… Read more →

Bell on Bell’s theorem: The changing face of nonlocality

Harvey R. Brown and Christopher G. Timpson Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem” Between 1964 and 1990, the notion of nonlocality in Bell’s papers underwent a profound change as his nonlocality theorem gradually became detached from quantum mechanics, and referred to wider probabilistic theories involving correlations between separated beables. The proposition that standard quantum mechanics… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (49)

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. Convergence of empirical distributions in an interpretation of quantum mechanics. (arXiv:1412.1563v1 [quant-ph]) quant-ph updates on arXiv.org on 2014-12-05 11:44am GMT Authors: Ian W. McKeague, Bruce Levin From its beginning, there have been attempts by… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (48)

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. Causality and chance in relativistic quantum field theories ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2014-11-29 11:57am GMT Publication… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (47)

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. Holographic Signatures of Cosmological Singularities. (arXiv:1404.2309v3 [hep-th] UPDATED) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-11-21 9:07am GMT Authors: Netta Engelhardt, Thomas Hertog, Gary T. Horowitz To gain insight in the quantum nature of cosmological singularities, we… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (46)

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. Waiting for the quantum bus: The flow of negative probability ScienceDirect Publication: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics on 2014-11-15 10:51am… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (45)

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. The large-scale structure of vacuum. (arXiv:1405.3900v2 [gr-qc] UPDATED) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-11-07 4:50am GMT Authors: F. D. Albareti, J. A. R. Cembranos, A. L. Maroto The vacuum state in quantum field theory is… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (44)

Non-reflexive Logical Foundation for Quantum Mechanics Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2014-11-02 12:00am GMT Abstract On the one hand, non-reflexive logics are logics in which the principle of identity does not hold in general. On the other hand, quantum mechanics has difficulties regarding the interpretation of ‘particles’ and their identity, also known in the literature as ‘the problem… Read more →

New Schedule of First iWorkshop on the Meaning of the Wave Function

  Saturday, October 25, 2014 MDT (UTC-6): 2pm-3:30pm Richard Healey (University of Arizona): The meaning of the wave function Discussion method: text chat   Sunday, October 26, 2014 CDT (UTC-5): 7.30pm-9pm Valia Allori (Northern Illinois University): Primitive Ontology in a Nutshell Presentation and Discussion method: Skype voice + text chat   Monday, October 27, 2014 EDT (UTC-4): 2pm-3.30pm Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute… Read more →