Received Papers

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) 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 →

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 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 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 →