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Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (46)

Perspectival Quantum Realism   from  PhilSci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. Sat Nov 12 2022 03:48:12 (6 hours) # 1. Dieks, Dennis (2022) Perspectival Quantum Realism. Foundations of Physics, 52 (95). ISSN 1572-9516   Send To > Keep unreadDelete Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics: Against the Received View (version 2022)   from  PhilSci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. Sat Nov… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36-37)

The paradox of infinitesimal granularity: Chaos and the reversibility of time in Newton’s theory of gravity. (arXiv:2209.03347v1 [nlin.CD])   from  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org  by  Simon Portegies Zwart, Tjarda Boekholt Sat Sep 10 2022 09:48:11 (1 hour) # 1. The fundamental laws of physics are time-symmetric, but our macroscopic experience contradicts this. The time reversibility paradox is partly a consequence… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (36-37)

The paradox of infinitesimal granularity: Chaos and the reversibility of time in Newton’s theory of gravity. (arXiv:2209.03347v1 [nlin.CD])   from  gr-qc updates on arXiv.org  by  Simon Portegies Zwart, Tjarda Boekholt Sat Sep 10 2022 09:48:11 (1 hour) # 1. The fundamental laws of physics are time-symmetric, but our macroscopic experience contradicts this. The time reversibility paradox is partly a consequence… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (34)

Russell on Weyl’s unified field theory. (arXiv:2208.08495v1 [physics.hist-ph]) 上午10:36 | physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org Authors: C. Romero In 1918, H. Weyl proposed a unified theory of gravity and electromagnetism based on a generalization of Riemannian geometry. With hindsight we now could say that the theory carried with it some of the most original ideas that inspired the physics of the twentieth… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (30)

How to Explain the Direction of Time 上午10:34 | Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. Fernandes, Alison (2022) How to Explain the Direction of Time. [Preprint] Homodyne measurement with a Schr\”odinger cat state as a local oscillator. (arXiv:2207.10210v1 [quant-ph]) 上午8:55 | Joshua Combes, Austin P. Lund | quant-ph updates on arXiv.org Homodyne measurements are a widely used quantum measurement…. Read more →

If the global phase is real

The ontological meaning of the wave function has been debated for many years. A widely-discussed view is wave function realism, according to which the wave function represents a real physical field in a fundamental high-dimensional space. In this paper, I argue that wave function realism is inconsistent with the reality of the global phase. In other words, the global phase… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (20)

Wallace, David (2022) Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics. [Preprint] Koberinski, Adam and Smeenk, Chris (2022) Lambda and the limits of effective field theory. [Preprint] Dorato, Mauro and Morganti, Matteo (2022) What Ontology for Relational Quantum Mechanics? [Preprint] Giovanelli, Marco (2020) Like Thermodynamics before Boltzmann. On the Emergence of Einstein’s Distinction between Constructive and Principle Theories. Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies In History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 71. pp. 118-157. ISSN 13552198Giovanelli,… Read more →

Quantum Mysteries for No One?

Attached is our comment on the paper by Frank Lad, “Quantum Mysteries for No One” in Journal of Modern Physics (July 2021). Lad’s paper claims to refute Mermin’s result in, “Quantum Mysteries for Anyone” in Journal of Philosophy (1981). [Also published as, “Bringing home the atomic world: Quantum mysteries for anybody” in American Journal of Physics (1981).] While Lad may… Read more →

New about the wave function, ”Einstein’s Boxes” and scattering a particle on a 1D short-range potential

I hope that these two new results presented in arXiv:1805.03952v12 will be interesting: I have found that the process of scattering a particle on a one-dimensional delta-potential (and any other short-range potential) is closely related to the thought experiment “Einstein’s Boxes”. I presented a new view on this experiment. The main feature of this view is that this experiment is… Read more →

Collapse-in and Collapse-out in Partial Measurement in Quantum Mechanics and its WISE Interpretation

Gui-Lu Long (Tsinghua University) SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, (2021)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11433-021-1716-y In this short communication, we will concentrate onthe partial measurement issue and give an explanationconcerning the WISE interpretation. The essential ideaof WISE is given in Ref. [4], together with the linearcombination of unitaries (LCU) formalism of quantumcomputing. LCU has now become one of the major techniquesin quantum algorithm design…. Read more →