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FQXi Administrator Joe Schindler wrote on Apr. 21, 2021 @ 18:48 GMT
Quantum Limits of Knowledge 2021

Monday 29th March, 2021

Wave function realism is an interpretative framework for quantum theories which recommends taking the central ontology of these theories to consist of the quantum wave function, understood as a field on a high-dimensional space. I will present and evaluate three standard arguments for wave function realism and clarify the sort of ontological framework these arguments support.

Keywords: #quantum #interpretations #wavefunction #realism

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John R. Cox wrote on Apr. 26, 2021 @ 14:43 GMT
Many thanks from the lay perspective to Alyssa Ney and the minority cohorts arguing a rationalization for the chaos of the Quantum Mechanical method. What is to often omitted in the arguments about the role of the observer in causing the problem in measurement is that we are human, and have an essential psychological need for a sense of continuity to make sense of anything ourselves. Thanks again, now we're getting somewhere. jrc

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John R. Cox replied on Apr. 28, 2021 @ 02:48 GMT
Non-identical electrons can be a modeled example of "field(s) on a higher dimensional space with the structure of configuration space". Picture two popcorn puffs of equal mass, continually changing shape and the continuous mathematical function of the wavefunction, tracing the topological undulation of the condensed matter's unique configuration space of each. The two electrons have all the same physical properties but will each behave alike in their own time.

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