Announcements
Call for participation: online CHSTM group on History and Philosophy of Contemporary Theoretical Physics
Review of “Relation between quantum jump and wave function collapse”
Review of “The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is the Measurement Problem”
Workshop: New Approaches to the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics 2024, Trieste (Italy), September 10th – 12th, 2024
Workshop “Kefalonia Foundations 2024: Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Quantum Physics,” Kefalonia (Greece), June 25th30th, 2024
Emergence of Classicality: New Perspectives on Measurements in Quantum Theory, 1519 July 2024, Trinity College Dublin
Call for papers: special issue of the Annales de la Fondation de Broglie commemorating the 100th anniversary of Louis de Broglie’s founding work on the matter wave hypothesis.
Presentation videos for the “Quantum Reconstruction Program and Beyond” workshop held at University of Graz, 1–3 August
Review of Conservation laws and the foundations of quantum mechanics, Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu and Daniel Rohrlich, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2023 Vol. 120 No. 41 e2220810120; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2220810120
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Reviews of Recent Papers on the QMP
Review of “Relation between quantum jump and wave function collapse”
Review of Relation between quantum jump and wave function collapse by Tadashi Nakajima, https://doi.org/10.32388/DCB5P3 Summary A short introduction is given […]
Review of “The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is the Measurement Problem”
Review of Franklin, Alexander, and Seifert, Vanessa. “The Problem of Molecular Structure Just Is the Measurement Problem.” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, […]
Review of Conservation laws and the foundations of quantum mechanics, Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu and Daniel Rohrlich, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2023 Vol. 120 No. 41 e2220810120; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2220810120
Review of Conservation laws and the foundations of quantum mechanics, Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu and Daniel Rohrlich, Proceedings of the […]
Review of J. R. Hance and S. Hossenfelder, What does it take to solve the measurement problem?, J. Phys. Commun. 6 102001 (2022)
Review of J. R. Hance and S. Hossenfelder, What does it take to solve the measurement problem?, J. Phys. Commun. […]
Review of S. Donadi and S. Hossenfelder, Toy model for local and deterministic wavefunction collapse PHYSICAL REVIEW A 106, 022212 (2022)
Review of S. Donadi and S. Hossenfelder, Toy model for local and deterministic wavefunction collapse PHYSICAL REVIEW A 106, 022212 […]
Review of R. Colbeck, R. Renner, No extension of quantum theory can have improved predictive power, Nature Communications 2:411 doi: 10.1038/ncomms1416 (2011).
Review of R. Colbeck, R. Renner, No extension of quantum theory can have improved predictive power, Nature Communications 2:411 (2011). […]
Reviews of Recent Books on the QMP
Review of J.A. Wheeler and W.H. Zurek (editors), Quantum Theory and Measurement, Princeton University Press 1983.
Review of J.A. Wheeler and W.H. Zurek (editors), Quantum Theory and Measurement, Princeton University Press 1983. Summary: Wheeler and Zurek […]
Review of S. Weinberg, Third Thoughts, 2018 and related comments by N.D. Mermin, 2019
Review of S. Weinberg, Third Thoughts, 2018 and related comments by N.D. Mermin, 2019 Summary: The book presents Weinberg’s viewpoints […]
Review of Lewis, Peter J. Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics, 2016
Review of Lewis, Peter J. Quantum Ontology: A Guide to the Metaphysics of Quantum Mechanics, 2016 Summary: Lewis presents an […]
Review of: J. Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics, Springer, 2016.
Review of: J. Bricmont, Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics, Springer, 2016. Summary: The book initially examines superposition and interference. This […]
Review of: Becker, Adam. What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, 2018.
Review of: Becker, Adam. What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, 2018. Summary: The book […]
Review of S. Gao, The Meaning of the Wave Function: In Search of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics, 2017.
Review of S. Gao, The Meaning of the Wave Function: In Search of the Ontology of Quantum Mechanics, 2017. Summary: […]
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The Quantum Measurement Problem
“... Steiner and Rendell present a detailed mathematical argument that the Schrödinger equation on its own cannot normally lead to an outcome that resembles a random measurement event...its conclusion is quite important since some eminent physicists, such as Feynman, seem to have believed otherwise...The most important chapter of the book is devoted to a thorough and extensive survey of all the approaches to the measurement problem...These are all presented, discussed and evaluated in a very extensive collection that is more complete than in many other works on the subject...The historical discussion is very readable and informative in its own right, and of great value to have. It includes quite a lot of material that I had not encountered before…This book is idiosyncratic but full of information, and its treatment of the quantum physics is in my opinion comprehensive, sound and reasonable...It is a book, then, that will be helpful to openminded experts in the field, on the whole, and for those who seek to embark on further research in this area."
Peter J. Bussey, Book Review: The quantum measurement problem, Contemporary Physics (2018)
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