New Support for Alternative Quantum View-An interesting popular article that I found in Quantum . My favourite quote: But there’s another view — one that’s been around for almost a century — in which particles really do have precise positions at all times. This alternative view, known as pilot-wave theory or Bohmian mechanics, New Support for Alternative Quantum View An […]
Cosmic Ray App for iPhone-I have written an app that detects cosmic rays on your iOS device. Its called Cosmic Ray App, its at http://cosmicrapapp.com and it actually seems to work! Get it at the app store. Details on signal processing can be found here.
Gravitational Waves in 3C186 – Supermassive Black Hole Ejection-An arXiv paper by M. Chiaberge, et al. The puzzling radio-loud QSO 3C 186: a gravitational wave recoiling black hole in a young radio source? concludes that a 3e9 solar mass black hole was ejected at a speed of 2000km/sec by the action of gravitational waves. The story was recently highlighted in the press: Astronomers using […]
Podcast at the Guardian – Ian Sample speaks to Gerard t’Hooft-Podcast Link Ian Sample has a 38 min talk with Gerard t’Hooft about a paper he presented at EmQM2011 in Vienna. The EmQM conference is held every two years, in 2015 I presented a poster called Can a sub-quantum medium be provided by General Relativity?. He also chats with Kings College London’s Dr Eleanor Knox, for some historical perspective, […]
New PBS video by Matt O’Dowd on de Broglie – Bohm theory-Pilot Wave Theory and Quantum Realism Its quite reasonably done. Host Dr. Matt O’Dowd takes a 15 min tour through the history of the theory, mentioning John von Neumann, David Bohm, Einstein, Louis de Broglie, Niels Bohr and others. The basics are there and the level is a large step higher than TV, making it good to watch […]
EM Drive Paper looks to Pilot Wave Mechanics for Mechanism-While I’m not sure myself that the EM drive actually works, the authors of the recently published EM Drive paper promote a realist interpretation of QM in order to explain the EM Drive’s thrust. In the approach used in the quantum vacuum plasma thruster (also known as a Q thruster) supporting physics models, the […]