PIRSA:09090086

A Pilot Wave(s) Theory of Exclusively Local Beables

APA

Norsen, T. (2009). A Pilot Wave(s) Theory of Exclusively Local Beables. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09090086

MLA

Norsen, Travis. A Pilot Wave(s) Theory of Exclusively Local Beables. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 28, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09090086

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_09090086,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09090086},
            author = {Norsen, Travis},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {A Pilot Wave(s) Theory of Exclusively Local Beables},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:09090086 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

After reframing the question of the status of the quantum state in terms of J.S. Bell's "beables", I will sketch out a new theory which -- though nonlocal in the sense required by Bell's theorem -- posits exclusively local beables. This is a theory, in particular, in which the quantum mechanical wave function plays no role whatsoever -- i.e., a theory according to which nothing corresponding to the wave function actually exists. It provides, therefore, a concrete example of how the wave function might be regarded as (at best) "epistemic".