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Quantum Theory at the Crossroads: Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference
Part I. Perspectives on the 1927 Solvay Conference: 1. Historical introduction 2. De Broglie's pilot-wave theory 3. From matrix mechanics to quantum mechanics 4. Schrodinger's wave mechanics Part II.Expand
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Signal-locality in hidden-variables theories
Abstract We prove that all deterministic hidden-variables theories, that reproduce quantum theory for a ‘quantum equilibrium’ distribution of hidden variables, predict the existence of instantaneousExpand
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Time scales for dynamical relaxation to the Born rule
We illustrate through explicit numerical calculations how the Born rule probability densities of non-relativistic quantum mechanics emerge naturally from the particle dynamics of de Broglie–BohmExpand
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Beyond the Quantum
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At the 1927 Solvay conference, three different theories of quantum mechanics were presented; however, the physicists present failed to reach a consensus. Expand
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Dynamical origin of quantum probabilities
We study the origin of the Born probability rule ρ = |ψ|2 in the de Broglie–Bohm pilot–wave formulation of quantum theory. It is argued that quantum probabilities arise dynamically, and have a statusExpand
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Quantum Theory at the Crossroads
The 1927 Solvay conference was perhaps the most important meeting in the history of quantum theory. Contrary to popular belief, the interpretation of quantum theory was not settled at thisExpand
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Inflationary Cosmology as a Probe of Primordial Quantum Mechanics
We show that inflationary cosmology may be used to test the statistical predictions of quantum theory at very short distances and at very early times. Hidden-variables theories, such as theExpand
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Subquantum information and computation
It is argued that immense physical resources — for nonlocal communication, espionage, and exponentially-fast computation — are hidden from us by quantum noise, and that this noise is not fundamentalExpand
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