# Beyond the Quantum

@article{Valentini2009BeyondTQ, title={Beyond the Quantum}, author={Antony Valentini}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2009} }

At the 1927 Solvay conference, three different theories of quantum mechanics were presented; however, the physicists present failed to reach a consensus. Today, many fundamental questions about quantum physics remain unanswered. One of the theories presented at the conference was Louis de Broglie's pilot-wave dynamics. This work was subsequently neglected in historical accounts; however, recent studies of de Broglie's original idea have rediscovered a powerful and original theory. In de Broglie…

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