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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (40)

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. Contrary Inferences in Consistent Histories and a Set Selection Criterion Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2014-10-04 12:00am GMT Abstract The best developed formulation of closed system quantum theory that handles… Read more →

Remembering John Bell

Roman Jackiw Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology John Bell and I met and became acquainted in 1967, when I went to CERN for a year-long research visit, soon after finishing my doctoral studies a Cornell. At that time, particle physics theory was dominated, as it happens from time-to-time, by a single idea; there was broad agreement among theorists… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (38)

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. Nonclassical Paths in Quantum Interference Experiments PRL: General Physics: Statistical and Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Information, etc. on 2014-9-19 2:00pm GMT Author(s): Rahul Sawant, Joseph Samuel, Aninda Sinha, Supurna Sinha, and Urbasi Sinha… Read more →

First iWorkshop on the Meaning of the Wave Function

First iWorkshop on the Meaning of the Wave Function

During recent years, there is increasing interest in the ontological status and meaning of the wave function, and it seems that there is even a shift in research focus from the measurement problem to the problem of interpreting the wave function. This motivates us to organize an online workshop on the meaning of the wave function. The workshop aims to… Read more →

IJQF website is mobile ready

Our IJQF website has been upgraded to improve its speed and user experience. Moreover, the site is mobile ready. You can now visit the site with an iPad or a smart phone. For example, mobile visitors are able to navigate through the website and browse the Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations. Thanks to Frederick Townes and Sami Keijonen for their wonderful work!

IJQF launches preprint service

Although IJQF has a feed engine to search Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations worldwide and updates the list of papers daily, it is more convenient and helpful for members to upload their preprints and papers on quantum foundations in their IJQF blogs. Once these papers have been posted in the blogs, they are immediately visible to all members, and more importantly, other members can discuss… Read more →

The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics

The 2nd International Topoi Conference The Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics will be held at the Corpus Christi College, Oxford on 2-3 October 2014. Here are list of speakers and links to the abstracts of their talks: Keynote Speakers: Valia Allori (Northern Illinois University) – ‘Quantum Mechanics and Paradigm Shift’ Angelo Cei (University of Rome) – ‘Reflections on Atomism, Quantum Mechanics and Mereology’ Mauro Dorato (University of Rome)… Read more →

Protective Measurement, Postseletion and the Heisenberg Representation by Yakir Aharonov and Eliahu Cohen

This is the third chapter of the anthology Protective Measurement And Quantum Reality (CUP, 2014). Here is its abstract: Classical ergodicity retains its meaning in the quantum realm when the employed measurement is protective. This unique measuring technique is re-examined in the case of post-selection, giving rise to novel insights studied in the Heisenberg representation. Quantum statistical mechanics is then briefly described in terms… Read more →

Protective Measurement And Quantum Reality

The anthology Protective Measurement And Quantum Reality (CUP, 2014) is scheduled for release in November 2014. Here is part of the preface of the book. In 1993, Yakir Aharonov, Lev Vaidman and Jeeva Anandan discovered an important new method of measurement in quantum mechanics, the so-called protective measurement. Distinct from conventional measurements, protective measurement is a method for measuring the… Read more →