Received Papers

Quantum nonlocality observable on a non-statistical level: idea, experimental evidence, fundamental consequences

Sergey A. Emelyanov (A. F. Ioffe Institute) Today quantum nonlocality is discussed only in the context of EPR situation where we face a macroscopic system which is fundamentally indivisible insofar as it consists of entangled distant particles. But quantum formalism implies a one more type of indivisibility. It is the indivisibility of a quantum state per se regardless of its… Read more →

Response to Wiseman, Rieffel, and Cavalcanti on Bell’s 1964 Paper

Edward J. Gillis Wiseman has claimed that Bell was wrong in stating that determinism was inferred rather than assumed in the summary of the EPR argument in his 1964 paper. The reply of Wiseman and his co-authors to my comment misstates my reasons for disputing this point, and fails to address the central criticism that their claim is based on a seriously flawed… Read more →

Quantum Equivalence Principle In A Universal Hilbert Space

Michael York We propose a unifying quantum framework in which Einstein’s equivalence principle is generalized to a universal Hilbert space in which all interaction is treated as a generalization of a frame transformation and represented by a change of basis. In our scheme intrinsic information is carried by a physical system independently of any frame of reference (or basis). A… Read more →

Emergence of Spacetime Through Interaction

Furkan Semih Dündar and Baris Tamer Tonguc We study kinematics of atoms and molecules in quantum shape dynamics. We analyzed a model universe where there is only electrical force between protons and electrons. A similar model where there is only gravitational attraction between masses was investigated by Barbour, Koslowski and Mercati before. Our results is an expansion of the ideas there. We found… Read more →

Resolving the Problem of Definite Outcomes of Measurements

Art Hobson (University of Arkansas) The entangled “Schrodinger’s cat state” of a quantum and its measurement apparatus is not a paradoxical superposition of states but is instead a non-paradoxical superposition of nonlocal coherent correlations between states: An un-decayed nucleus is correlated with a live cat, and a decayed nucleus is correlated with a dead cat. This elucidation of entanglement is demonstrated by quantum-theoretical analysis and… Read more →

An Information-Based Solution to the Measurement Problem in Quantum Mechanics

Maya Lincoln and Avi Wassery (University of Haifa) One of the most intriguing challenges that physics has been confronting during the recent decades is the measurement problem in quantum mechanics (QM). Despite the extensive research on this enigmatic phenomenon, science is still searching an explanation for the irreversible transformation of a measured system from a wave-like (quantum) state to a deterministic state. To… Read more →

Time Really Passes, Science Can’t Deny That

Nicolas Gisin Today’s science provides quite a lean picture of time as a mere geometric evolution parameter. I argue that time is much richer. In particular, I argue that besides the geometric time, there is creative time, when objective chance events happen. The existence of the latter follows straight from the existence of free-will. Following the french philosopher Lequyer, I… Read more →

Epistemic vs Ontic Classi cation of quantum entangled states?

Michele Caponigro and Enrico Giannetto, University of Bergamo In this brief paper, starting from recent works, we analyze from a conceptual point of view this basic question: can the nature of quantum entangled states be interpreted ontologically or epistemologically? According to some works, the degrees of freedom (and the tool of quantum partitions) of quantum systems permit us to establish… Read more →

Expressing QFT in terms of QM with single extra dimension and classical hidden variable field

Roman Sverdlov, University of Mississippi The goal of this paper is to re-express QFT in terms of two “classical” fields living in ordinary space with single extra dimension. The role of the first classical field is to set up an injection from the set of values of extra dimension into the set of functions, and then said injection will be used… Read more →