home >> research >> Philosophy of Quantum Theory
Masses and springs. Newtonian systems with infinitely many degrees of freedom can behave strangely. This paper describes what happens when we implement analogous systems in quantum theory. "A Quantum Mechanical Supertask" Foundations of Physics, 29, pp. 1265-1302. Download

Little boxes The failure of Einstein’s co-authored “EPR” attempt to show the incompleteness of quantum theory is demonstrated directly for spatial degrees of freedom using only elementary notions. The analysis uses only spatially distributed waves that collapse on measurement. The same system is modeled more realistically using three spatially separated, singly ionized hydrogen molecules. "Little boxes: A simple implementation of the Greenberger, Horne, and Zeilinger result for spatial degrees of freedom" American Journal of Physics, 79(2)(2011), pp. 182-188. Download