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Displaying all lectures given by: Kenneth Wharton


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Action Duality: A Constructive Principle for Quantum Foundations
Speaker(s): Kenneth Wharton
Abstract: Ken Wharton An analysis of the path-integral approach to quantum theory motivates the hypothesis that two experiments with the same classical action should have dual ontological descriptions. If correct, this hypothesis would not only constrain realistic interpretations of quantum theory, but would... read more
Date: 02/12/2010 - 11:20 am

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Mapping classical fields to quantum states
Speaker(s): Kenneth Wharton
Abstract: Abstract: Efforts to extrapolate non-relativistic (NR) quantum mechanics to a covariant framework encounter well-known problems, implying that an alternate view of quantum states might be more compatible with relativity. This talk will reverse the usual extrapolation, and examine the NR limit of a r... read more
Date: 01/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

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Classical fields as the natural ontic structure for quantum theory
Speaker(s): Kenneth Wharton
Abstract: Although most realistic approaches to quantum theory are based on classical particles, QFT reveals that classical fields are a much closer analog. And unlike quantum fields, classical fields can be extrapolated to curved spacetime without conceptual difficulty. These facts make it tempting to recons... read more
Date: 16/06/2009 - 4:00 pm
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