The wave-function as a multi-field

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Mario Hubert
Columbia University
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It is generally argued that if the wave-function in the de Broglie–Bohm theory is a physical field, it must be a field in configuration space. Nevertheless, it is possible to interpret the wave-function as a multi-field in three-dimensional space. This approach hasn’t received the attention yet it really deserves. The aim of this paper is threefold: first, we show that the wave-function is naturally and straightforwardly construed as a multi-field; second, we show why this interpretation is superior to other interpretations discussed in the literature; third, we clarify common misconceptions.
Keywords wave-function  de Broglie–Bohm theory  Bohmian mechanics  ontology  field  multi-field
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DOI 10.1007/s13194-017-0198-9
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