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Determining the Quantum Expectation Value by Measuring a Single Photon: The first realisation of quantum protective measurements

F. Piacentini, A. Avella, E. Rebufello, R. Lussana, F. Villa, A. Tosi, M. Gramegna, G. Brida, E. Cohen, L. Vaidman, I. P. Degiovanni, M. Genovese Quantum mechanics, one of the keystones of modern physics, exhibits several peculiar properties, differentiating it from classical mechanics. One of the most intriguing is that variables might not have definite values. A complete quantum description provides only probabilities for obtaining various eigenvalues of a quantum variable…. Read more →

(Information) Paradox Lost

Tim Maudlin Since Stephen Hawking’s original 1975 paper on black hole evaporation, there has been a consensus that the problem of “loss of information” is both deep and troubling. It is also thought that resolution of the problem may hold some conceptual keys to the unification of gravity with the other forces. I argue that this consensus view is mistaken…. Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (28)

This is a list of this week’s papers on quantum foundations published in various journals or uploaded to preprint servers such as arxiv.org and PhilSci Archive. Consciousness and Quantum Measurement Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2016-7-08 6:27pm GMT Broka, Chris (2016) Consciousness and Quantum Measurement. [Preprint] The universe remembers no wavefunction collapse. (arXiv:1607.02076v1 [quant-ph]) physics.hist-ph updates on… Read more →

On Participatory Realism

Christopher A. Fuchs To appear in “Information & Interaction: Eddington, Wheeler, and the Limits of Knowledge”, edited by Ian T. Durham and Dean Rickles In the Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, ” ‘I’ is not the name of a person, nor ‘here’ of a place, …. But they are connected with names. … [And] it is characteristic of physics not… Read more →

Timeless Approach to Quantum Jumps

TimelessQJ   Timeless Approach to Quantum Jumps Ignazio Licata 1;2 & Leonardo Chiatti 3 1 ISEM Institute for Scientific Methodology, Palermo, Italy. E-mail: [email protected] 2 School of Advanced International Studies on Applied Theoretical and Nonlinear Methodologies in Physics, Bari, Italy 3 AUSL VT Medical Physics Laboratory, Via Enrico Fermi 15, Viterbo, Italy. E-mail: leonardo.c[email protected] Editors: Eliahu Cohen & John Ashmead… Read more →

Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations

Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations

IJQF has launched a new service. It searches Latest Papers on Quantum Foundations worldwide and updates the list of papers with a feed engine powered by Feed on Feeds. The searched journals and preprints servers includes arXiv.org, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University Press, Classical and Quantum Gravity, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Foundations of Physics, International Journal… Read more →