Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 67-88
Aurélien Drezet [Show Biography]
Dr. Aurélien Drezet was born in Metz, France, in 1975. He received his Ph.D Degree in experimental physics from the University Joseph Fourier at Grenoble in 2002 where he was working on nano optics and near-field scanning optical microscopy. After 6 years as a post-doc in Austria and France, he is currently head of the Nano-Optics and Forces team at Institut Néel in Grenoble (which belongs to the national scientific research center-CNRS-France which is also associated with the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble). His activities range from experimental and theoretical plasmonics to near-field scanning optical microscopy in both the classical and quantum regime. He is also strongly involved in scientific works and discussions concerning quantum foundations in general and Bohmian mechanics in particular.
In this article we discuss and compare the many worlds interpretation (MWI) proposed by Everett and others and the pilot wave interpretation (PWI) of de Broglie and Bohm. We focus our study on two fundamental issues: i) the ontological framework definition, and ii) the meaning of probability (i.e., the Born rule). We show that PWI leads to much better answers than MWI for the two issues. Also, we show that the probability issue represents a dramatic problem in the context of MWI while it is mainly a refinement of the classical realm in the PWI. Finally, we propose a new hybrid `toy’ version of MWI and PWI which solves the two issues discussed in the article.
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