The bogus “interpretations” of quantum mechanics

I've not written on this blog for a long time. A talk in Mouans-Sartoux yesterday prompted me to write this rant about what I will (demonstrably) call bogus interpretations of quantum mechanics. Specifically the "dead and alive cat" myth. Schrödinger's cat One of the most iconic thought experiments used to explain quantum mechanics is called Schrödinger's … Continue reading The bogus “interpretations” of quantum mechanics

How to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics

Unifying quantum mechanics and general relativity has been a problem for decades. I believe that I have cracked that nut. Special relativity: Philosophical principle: Laws of physics should not depend on observer's speed. Math: Lorentz transform, new way to "add" speeds. Issues it solved: Maxwell's equations predict a value for the speed of light that … Continue reading How to unify general relativity and quantum mechanics

New draft of the TIM

I've just posted a new draft (draft 25) of the theory of incomplete measurements. I'm working on clarifying the text more than on the actual contents. There is one change in contents, however, which is to add a reference to Dr Charles Francis' Relational quantum mechanics. Of particular interest to me is his observation that … Continue reading New draft of the TIM

Skolem’s paradox

Today, I learned about Skolem's paradox, which I find pretty interesting. Here is a rough overview: Georg Cantor demonstrated in 1874 that there are sets that are not countable. An example is the set of real numbers. Such sets are also said to be uncountably infinite. But mathematics can be represented as a countable language. … Continue reading Skolem’s paradox

Life and Death of a photon

There was recently an article in Nature about how a team of French physicists managed to observe a single photon. The trick, of course, is to observe the photon without destroying it. Apparently, the trick is to use an interaction between atoms of rubidium and photons, that causes them to tick a little late. There … Continue reading Life and Death of a photon