The quantum measurement problem is the most fundamental question of all: How the ghostly quantum mechanical coexistence of many mutually incompatible possibilities result in the concrete reality of the normal world, even though we and our measuring instruments are all made of atoms obeying quantum mechanics. In this brief article we lay down the criteria for such a mechanism.
The preposterous title of this post is also the title of my contribution to the Special Issue on Quantum Nonlocality and Reality — 50 Years of Bell’s theorem. Abstract: Quantum theory’s violation of remote outcome independence is assessed in the context of a novel interpretation of the theory, in which the unavoidable distinction between the classical and quantum domains is… Read more →
Basil J. Hiley (University of London) Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem” I present the background of the Bohm approach that led John Bell to a study of quantum non-locality from which his famous inequalities emerged. I recall the early experiments done at Birkbeck with an aim to explore the possibility of `spontaneous collapse’,… Read more →