7 found
  1. Michael Esfeld, Dustin Lazarovici, Mario Hubert & Detlef Dürr, The Ontology of Bohmian Mechanics.
    The paper points out that the modern formulation of Bohm’s quantum theory known as Bohmian mechanics is committed only to particles’ positions and a law of motion. We explain how this view can avoid the open questions that the traditional view faces according to which Bohm’s theory is committed to a wave-function that is a physical entity over and above the particles, although it is defined on configuration space instead of three-dimensional space. We then enquire into the status of the (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
    Export citation  
    My bibliography   14 citations  
  2.  75
    Roderich Tumulka, Detlef Durr, Sheldon Goldstein & Nino Zanghi, Bohmian Mechanics. Compendium of Quantum Physics.
    Bohmian mechanics is a theory about point particles moving along trajectories. It has the property that in a world governed by Bohmian mechanics, observers see the same statistics for experimental results as predicted by quantum mechanics. Bohmian mechanics thus provides an explanation of quantum mechanics. Moreover, the Bohmian trajectories are defined in a non-conspiratorial way by a few simple laws.
      Direct download (3 more)  
    Export citation  
    My bibliography   14 citations  
  3.  47
    Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein & Nino Zanghì (1995). Quantum Physics Without Quantum Philosophy. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 26 (2):137-149.
  4.  59
    Martin Daumer, Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein & Nino Zanghì (1996). Naive Realism About Operators. Erkenntnis 45 (2-3):379 - 397.
    A source of much difficulty and confusion in the interpretation of quantum mechanics is a naive realism about operators. By this we refer to various ways of taking too seriously the notion of operator-as-observable, and in particular to the all too casual talk about measuring operators that occurs when the subject is quantum mechanics. Without a specification of what should be meant by measuring a quantum observable, such an expression can have no clear meaning. A definite specification is provided by (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
    Export citation  
    My bibliography   7 citations  
  5.  26
    Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein, Roderich Tumulka & Nino Zanghí (2005). On the Role of Density Matrices in Bohmian Mechanics. Foundations of Physics 35 (3):449-467.
  6.  11
    Detlef Dürr, Sheldon Goldstein & Nino Zanghí (1993). A Global Equilibrium as the Foundation of Quantum Randomness. Foundations of Physics 23 (5):721-738.
    We analyze the origin of quantum randomness within the framework of a completely deterministic theory of particle motion—Bohmian mechanics. We show that a universe governed by this mechanics evolves in such a way as to give rise to the appearance of randomness, with empirical distributions in agreement with the predictions of the quantum formalism. Crucial ingredients in our analysis are the concept of the effective wave function of a subsystem and that of a random system. The latter is a notion (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
    Export citation  
    My bibliography  
  7.  9
    Detlef Dürr (2013). The Wrong, the Good, and the Better. Metascience 22 (1):77-80.
    Direct download (7 more)  
    Export citation  
    My bibliography