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Author Ashkbiz Danehkar wrote on Apr. 25, 2020 @ 14:59 GMT
Essay Abstract

The theory of quantum mechanics interpreted by the Copenhagen school consists of a set of principles that contradict the principle of locality and determinism present in classical and relativistic mechanics. These contradictions pose some difficulties to the formulation of a quantum theory of gravity. Alternatively, we also have deterministic interpretations of quantum mechanics such as de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave theory and 't Hooft's superdeterministic cellular automaton. Recently, three experiments of quantum entanglement convincingly violate Bell’s inequalities and renounce local realism in the quantum world. Moreover, a recent double-slit experiment also demonstrated trajectories of entangled photons in a deterministic manner. In this essay, we debate over the orthodox interpretation and question whether the double-slit experiment could deterministically be produced by chaotic dynamics of the many-body problem and random initial conditions. We also discuss how two spacelike separated entangled particles, whose quantum states are unpredictable before locally measured by one of two observers, are strongly correlated only via either nonlocal or superdeterministic hidden variables.

Author Bio

Ashkbiz Danehkar is a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he is investigating astrophysical phenomena using hydrodynamic simulations and observational data. Prior to taking his current position, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics from 2015 to 2018, where he studied ultra-fast outflows in active galaxies using X-ray spectroscopic observations and photo-ionization modeling. He obtained his PhD in Physics and Astronomy from Macquarie University, MSc in Plasma Physics from Queen's University Belfast, and MSc in Computational Science and Engineering from the University of Rostock.

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Branko L Zivlak wrote on Apr. 26, 2020 @ 18:42 GMT
Dear Ashkbiz Danehkar

When you gather these two ideas from your essay:

The idea that the universe could be a cellular automaton was first pioneered by Konrad Zusein in his book “Calculating Space” in 1969 [47]. John Wheeler famously aphorized "It from Bit" [48], and argued thatanyit, in other words, any item of the physical world comes into existenceentirely from a discretebitof informationcharacterized by "yes" or "no" binary choices, i.e. the digits 1 or 0.

And a lot of mathematically clear formulas from the greats of science from the past will give you a simple universe in two frames, exp (2 * pi) and exp (i * pi).

Regards, Branko

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Author Ashkbiz Danehkar replied on Apr. 29, 2020 @ 08:38 GMT
Dear Branko,

Thank you for reading my essay. I believe that John Wheeler's idea was about the quantum state such spin up and spin down, which has two states (up and down). Another example is positive and negative electric charge, though we have 3 digits in strong fields of quarks and gluons described by the color charge. The curved spacetime of general relativity cannot easily be reconciled with this binary concept, so the computational universe may not be as simple as the BIT digit (1 or 0).

Best,

A.

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John C Hodge wrote on May. 2, 2020 @ 14:47 GMT
Look at the following for experiments that reject wave models of light and a model of photon interference

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ity-and-quantum-mechanics?_sg=KOV6GM40utGBxuHikKanQ5BDPN6T-Y
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFDB-K_sSjU&t=58s

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Yutaka Shikano wrote on May. 4, 2020 @ 20:59 GMT
Dear Ashkbiz Danehkar,

I really enjoyed reading your essay. On the trajectories by the weak measurement, I think you should mention about a seminar paper. This is related to the counterfactual argument on the quantum nature as pointed in the two-vector formalism developed as weak values and weak measurements as reviewed in the review paper.

Do you have a "predicatability" on the counterfactual argument? From the different perspective, I also write the essay on the "predictability" of quantum science.

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Author Ashkbiz Danehkar replied on May. 19, 2020 @ 01:28 GMT
Dear Yutaka,

Thank you for taking time to read my essay. I should also mention Kocsis et al.'s paper (Science, 332, 1170--1173, 2011). I also enjoyed reading your essay on the predictability of quantum science.

A.

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Fedorov wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 11:50 GMT
Dear Ashkbiz,

I greatly appreciated your work and discussion. I am very glad that you are not thinking in abstract patterns.

"Alternatively, we also have deterministic interpretations of quantum mechanics such as de Broglie-Bohm pilot-wave theory and 't Hooft's superdeterministic cellular automaton. Recently, three experiments of quantum entanglement convincingly violate Bell’s inequalities and renounce local realism in the quantum world. Moreover, a recent double-slit experiment also demonstrated trajectories of entangled photons in a deterministic manner. In this essay, we debate over the orthodox interpretation and question whether the double-slit experiment could deterministically be produced by chaotic dynamics of the many-body problem and random initial conditions".

While the discussion lasted, I wrote an article: “Practical guidance on calculating resonant frequencies at four levels of diagnosis and inactivation of COVID-19 coronavirus”, due to the high relevance of this topic. The work is based on the practical solution of problems in quantum mechanics, presented in the essay FQXi 2019-2020 “Universal quantum laws of the universe to solve the problems of unsolvability, computability and unpredictability”.

I hope that my modest results of work will provide you with information for thought.

Warm Regards, `

Vladimir

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Pavel Vadimovich Poluian wrote on May. 18, 2020 @ 22:31 GMT
Dear Sir,

Today we have two opposite views on the computational idea of interpreting the Universe.

The first is that we can use a so to say computer metaphor, or a game or chess metaphor in interpreting the universe behaviour.

The next one is the idea that the universe is in fact a sort of computational supercluster. The idea is definitely derived even from Vedas and anscient yogies that clamed, the illusion of the solid and stuff stem all around us.

The idealism is also extremely close to this, while the 19th century represented the multiple formes of the classical idea we walk around till today.

But, within this new milestones appear with the new forse.

That is why your investigation is among them, to make better stress on the stuff the human reasoning has became closer to.

Please, alse view our modest results in "new ontology ..." key words in the search here.

Hope for possible future collaboration with you.

Trully yours,

orderist55555@gmail.com

Pavel Poluian and Dmitry Lichargin

Looking forward for more ideas

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Author Ashkbiz Danehkar replied on May. 19, 2020 @ 03:13 GMT
Dear Pavel,

Thanks for your interesting points. I also enjoyed reading your essay.

Best,

A.

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