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 configuration in the real space. In this work, we propose an idea of how this type of indivisibility may also be relevant to macrocosm giving rise to an alternative type of quantum nonlocality which, in contrast to EPR nonlocality, is observable on a non-statistical level. It is light-induced electron transitions with macroscopic spatial discontinuity. We provide strong evidence for these transitions in a modification of low-temperature quantum Hall state of matter, which is characterized by a great number of macroscopic orbit-like quantum states. We thereby demonstrate a deeper-than-relativistic spatial dynamics requiring a deeper kinematics beyond the Minkowski model of spacetime. Such kinematics was proposed by Karl Popper as well as by John Bell through the idea of a deeper non-Lorentz-invariant spatial level identified as precisely the aether in the Lorentz-Poincare’s version of relativity. We argue that this idea may be integrated into the Bohm-Hiley’s model of undividable Universe which thus appears to be precisely the deeper-than-relativistic model relevant at any lengthscale. Ultimately, this approach opens the door to the solution of such fundamental problems as the problem of interpretation of quantum formalism as well as the problem of unification of quantum and relativity theories. Full text

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