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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (44)

Non-reflexive Logical Foundation for Quantum Mechanics Latest Results for Foundations of Physics on 2014-11-02 12:00am GMT Abstract On the one hand, non-reflexive logics are logics in which the principle of identity does not hold in general. On the other hand, quantum mechanics has difficulties regarding the interpretation of ‘particles’ and their identity, also known in the literature as ‘the problem… Read more →

New Schedule of First iWorkshop on the Meaning of the Wave Function

  Saturday, October 25, 2014 MDT (UTC-6): 2pm-3:30pm Richard Healey (University of Arizona): The meaning of the wave function Discussion method: text chat   Sunday, October 26, 2014 CDT (UTC-5): 7.30pm-9pm Valia Allori (Northern Illinois University): Primitive Ontology in a Nutshell Presentation and Discussion method: Skype voice + text chat   Monday, October 27, 2014 EDT (UTC-4): 2pm-3.30pm Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (42)

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. Inhomogeneities from quantum collapse scheme without inflation. (arXiv:1410.4212v1 [gr-qc]) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-10-18 8:32am GMT In this work, we consider the problem of the emergence of seeds of cosmic structure… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (41)

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. Gravitational Waves and Perspectives for Quantum Gravity. (arXiv:1410.2581v1 [gr-qc]) gr-qc updates on arXiv.org on 2014-10-10 2:16am GMT Understanding the role of higher derivatives is probably one of the most relevant questions in… Read more →

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 →