Received Papers

Superselection rule in the problem of scattering a particle on a one-dimensional delta-potential

Recently, discussions of fundamental problems of (non-relativistic) quantum mechanics usually concern Bell’s inequalities. As for the discussions around the Schrödinger’s cat paradox, they faded into the background. At the same time, the discussion of Bell’s inequalities suggests that the Schrödinger’s cat paradox has already been resolved. Therefore, it is worth returning to the Schrödinger’s cat paradox to make sure that,… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (35)

The kh{\^o}ra and the two-triangle universe of Plato’s Timaeus. (arXiv:2008.11947v1 [math.HO]) 上午8:56 | physics.hist-ph updates on arXiv.org Authors: Luc Brisson, Salomon Ofman (IMJ-PRG (UMR\_7586)) The main purpose of this article is to try to understand the connection between the physical universe and the mathematical principles that underlies the cosmological account of the Timaeus. Aristotle’s common criticism of Plato’s cosmology is that he confuses… Read more →

Revised submission: Decoherence and the Transactional Interpretation

In response to reviewer comments, I am posting a sightly revised version of my previously submitted paper. Editor: please note that my emails to you are not getting through at the moment, so please consider this my resubmission. Many thanks. ABSTRACT: This paper presents an analysis of decoherence resulting from the physically real non-unitarity, or ‘objective reduction,’ that occurs in… Read more →

The classical and the quantum paper

Hi, I would greatly appreciate any comments and critique of the paper https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.05914 with the abstract copied below. Thank you. -Alexey Newtonian and Schroedinger dynamics can be formulated in a physically meaningful way within the same Hilbert space framework. This fact was recently used to discover an unexpected relation between classical and quantum motions that goes beyond the results provided… Read more →

Decoherence in the Transactional Interpretation

Abstract. This paper presents an analysis of decoherence resulting from the physically real non-unitarity, or ‘objective reduction,’ that occurs in the Transactional Interpretation (TI).  Two distinct aspects of the decoherence process are identified and disambiguated; specifically, (i) the resolution of the basic measurement interaction with respect to the observable under study, and (ii) the effect on the measured system of… Read more →

Weekly Papers on Quantum Foundations (5)

Natural discrete differential calculus in physics  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2019-2-09 7:03pm GMT ROVELLI, Carlo (2019) Natural discrete differential calculus in physics. [Preprint] Lost in Math?  Philsci-Archive: No conditions. Results ordered -Date Deposited. on 2019-2-08 3:24am GMT Butterfield, Jeremy (2018) Lost in Math? [Preprint] Non-locality and quasiclassical reality in Kent’s formulation of relativistic quantum theory  Philsci-Archive:… Read more →

Topic for 2018 Int’l Workshop on Quantum Foundations

I would like to discuss the Relativistic Transactional Interpretation, specifically the explicit derivation of the Born Rule for radiative processes as presented in my recent paper with John Cramer (https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.04501). It appears clear that TI and RTI provide a physical account of measurement as well as a physical derivation of the Born Rule. Previous objections to TI (such as that… Read more →