Observables and Unobservables in Quantum Mechanics: How the No-Hidden-Variables Theorems Support the Bohmian Particle Ontology

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
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Titre
Observables and Unobservables in Quantum Mechanics: How the No-Hidden-Variables Theorems Support the Bohmian Particle Ontology
Périodique
Entropy
Auteur(s)
Lazarovici Dustin, Oldofredi Andrea, Esfeld Michael
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Numéro
5
Pages
1-17
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The paper argues that far from challenging—or even refuting—Bohm’s quantum theory, the no-hidden-variables theorems in fact support the Bohmian ontology for quantum mechanics. The reason is that (i) all measurements come down to position measurements; and (ii) Bohm’s theory provides a clear and coherent explanation of the measurement outcome statistics based on an ontology of particle positions, a law for their evolution and a probability measure linked with that law. What the no-hidden-variables theorems teach us is that (i) one cannot infer the properties that the physical systems possess from observables; and that (ii) measurements, being an interaction like other interactions, change the state of the measured system.
Mots-clé
no-hidden-variables theorems, observables, measurement problem, Bohmian mechanics, primitive ontology
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13/10/2018 12:41
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