For many years now (since 2006) I have been studying spin 1/2 that has structure. People think the idea is crazy because spin is firmly established by the Dirac Equation. Recently I found that the two dimensional structured spin I have been advocating is just as firmly based in its own Dirac equation with a different algebra. I will come back to that later. Non-locality, going back to Isaac Newton, has always been unacceptable, at least until modern times. Instantaneous action-at-a-distance is physically unpalatable and always belies a deeper theory. So why does almost every physicist believe in it? To be clear, I do not suggest that Bell’s Theorem is wrong. Bell gave a way of distinguishing classical from quantum correlation, and although there are dissenters, they are few. According to quantum mechanics, to agree with the 2√2 violation of Bell’s Inequalities, the separated spins must remain entangled, and therefore have non-local correlations. No one can explain how particles remain entangled after they have separated. The point is, I cannot accept that... Read More
I am sure the reviewer is knowledgeable about the EPR paradox and the foundations of quantum mechanics but he missed or dismissed a departing point of my approach: quantum mechanics is a theory of measurement and I find states that exist only when not measured. These undetected states account for the quantum correlation usually attributed to non-locality. Although the reviewer’s comments are easily answered, I was not allowed a rebuttal:
Computer simulations of experimental data provide a way of testing models and theories. For example in classical statistical mechanics various simulations are done by starting with a collision model between particles, and then running computer simulations until the system becomes statistical under various approximations. The results from the simulation of properties are compared to the known experimental values.
1. The following is a research lecture given on January 22nd, 2013 at McGill Chemistry: Part 1: Introduction and the Statistical Ensemble Interpretation of quantum mechanics Part 2: The EPR paradox and problems with quantum mechanics Part 3: Measurement and EPR experiments Part 4: Entanglement and Non-locality Part 5: The Two Dimensional spin model Part 6: Corroboration and summary Part 7: Questions 2. Some discussions of the spin model: A Local Realistic Reconciliation of the EPR Paradox CHSH: there lies a vector of length √2 Consistency of Bell’s (CHSH) Inequalities and two dimensional spin The invisible side of quantum spin When quantum mechanics fails in EPR experiments Spin and Quantum Computers Quantum Coherence – now Nature hides stuff from us 3. Further discussion and relationship to Joy Christian’s Clifford Algebra approach: The Bloch Sphere and Spin in Quantum Mechanics Disproof of Bell’s Theorem The Sub-quantum spin Two Dimensional spin model: Great simulation of the Stern-Gerlach experiment at http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/stern-gerlach Contrast quantum ensemble (the statistical quantum state) with single particle of... Read More