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    Towards a Realistic Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Providing a Model of the Physical World.Emilio Santos - 2015 - Foundations of Science 20 (4):357-386.
    It is argued that a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics is possible and useful. Current interpretations, from “Copenhagen” to “many worlds” are critically revisited. The difficulties for intuitive models of quantum physics are pointed out and possible solutions proposed. In particular the existence of discrete states, the quantum jumps, the alleged lack of objective properties, measurement theory, the probabilistic character of quantum physics, the wave–particle duality and the Bell inequalities are analyzed. The sketch of a realistic picture of the quantum (...)
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  2. The Failure to Perform a Loophole-Free Test of Bell’s Inequality Supports Local Realism.Emilio Santos - 2004 - Foundations of Physics 34 (11):1643-1673.
    It is argued that the long standing failure to show an uncontroversial, loophole-free, empirical violation of a Bell inequality should be interpreted as a support to local realism. After defining realism and locality, this as relativistic causality, the performed experimental tests of Bell’s inequalities are commented. It is pointed out that, without any essential modification of quantum mechanics, the theory might be compatible with local realism.
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  3. Bell's Theorem and the Experiments: Increasing Empirical Support for Local Realism?Emilio Santos - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (3):544-565.
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    Stochastic Optics: A Reaffirmation of the Wave Nature of Light. [REVIEW]Trevor Marshall & Emilio Santos - 1988 - Foundations of Physics 18 (2):185-223.
    Quantum optics does not give a local explanation of the coincidence counts in spatially separated photodetectors. This is the case for a wide variety of phenomena, including the anticorrelated counting rates in the two channels of a beam splitter, the coincident counting rates of the two “photons” in an atomic cascade, and the “antibunching” observed in resonance fluorescence.We propose a local realist theory that explains all of these data in a consistent manner. The theory uses a completely classical description of (...)
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    Bell's Theorem and the Experiments: Increasing Empirical Support for Local Realism?Emilio Santos - 2005 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 36 (3):544-565.
  6. Empirical Consequences of the Scientific Construction: The Program of Local Hidden-Variables Theories in Quantum Mechanics. [REVIEW]Miguel Ferrero & Emilio Santos - 1997 - Foundations of Physics 27 (6):765-800.
    We claim that physics has been constructed because three “philosophical” principles have been respected, namely, realism, locality, and consistency. These principles lead to an interpretation of quantum mechanics (QM) in terms of local hidden-variables theories (LHV). In order to prove that LHV have not been refuted, we analyze the empirical proofs of Bell's inequalities and we argue that none is loophole-free. Then we propose a restricted QM that does not contain measurement postulates and that does not claim that all state (...)
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    Interpretation of the Quantum Formalism and Bell's Theorem.Emilio Santos - 1991 - Foundations of Physics 21 (2):221-241.
    It is argued that quantum mechanics must be interpreted according to the Copenhagen interpretation. Consequently the formalism must be used in a purely operational way. The relation between realism, hidden variables, and the Bell inequalities is discussed. The proof of impossibility of local hidden-variables theories (Bell's theorem) is criticized on the basis that the quantum mechanical states violating local realism are not physically realizable states.“Einstein had great difficulty in reaching a sharp formulation of Bohr's meaning. What hope then for the (...)
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    The Physical Meaning of Quantization.Emilio Santos - 1992 - Foundations of Physics 22 (3):371-379.
    After analyzing the difficulties for a local realistic interpretation of quantum theory, it is argued that such an interpretation might be possible if some new postulates are added to the standard ones. We propose a stochastic interpretation of quantum theory, which involves the need of joint probability distributions for all relevant observables. The well known problems for the existence of joint distributions are solved by assuming that neither all Hermitian operators correspond to observables nor all density matrices represent physical states. (...)
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    The Subject of Our Discussions.Emilio Santos - 1995 - In M. Ferrero & A. van der Merwe (eds.), Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics. pp. 1--5.
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    Quantum Noise in Optical Photon Detectors.Antonio Vidiella-Barranco & Emilio Santos - 1995 - In M. Ferrero & A. van der Merwe (eds.), Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics. pp. 73--357.
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