Bohmian Mechanics is Not Deterministic

  title={Bohmian Mechanics is Not Deterministic},
  author={Klaas Landsman},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • K. Landsman
  • Published 24 February 2022
  • Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
I argue that Bohmian mechanics (or any similar pilot-wave theory) cannot reasonably be claimed to be a deterministic theory. If one assumes the “quantum equilibrium distribution” provided by the wave function of the universe, Bohmian mechanics requires an external random oracle in order to describe the (Kolmogorov–Levin–Chaitin) algorithmic randomness properties of typical outcome sequences of long runs of repeated identical experiments (which provably follow from the Born rule). This oracle… 
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