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Recollections of John Bell

Michael Nauenberg Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem” It is a pleasure to contribute to this anthology some of my recollections of John Bell. I first met him at SLAC, when we were visitors during 1964-65 when he was on leave from CERN, and I was on leave from the Columbia University Physics Department…. Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (51)

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 space-time of a charged black hole. (arXiv:1412.6055v1 [gr-qc]) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-12-20 2:26am GMT Authors: Rodolfo Gambini, Esteban Mato Capurro, Jorge Pullin We quantize spherically symmetric electrovacuum gravity. The algebra of Hamiltonian… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (50)

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. Maximum Tension: with and without a cosmological constant. (arXiv:1408.1820v3 [gr-qc] UPDATED) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-12-14 1:30am GMT Authors: John D. Barrow, G. W. Gibbons We discuss various examples and ramifications of the… Read more →

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 →