LMU FAQ Bohmian Mechanics

FAQ about Bohmian mechanics – Introduction

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    This series is aimed at answering FAQs about Bohmian mechanics and is mainly intended for students. The text is available at
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Why should we care about Bohmian Mechanics at all?

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  • Untertitel: Workgroup Bohmian Mechanics
  • Sprecher: Sören Petrat, Martin Oelker
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  • Datum: 26.11.2013
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    This series is aimed at answering FAQs about Bohmian mechanics and is mainly intended for students. The text is available at
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What about the particle wave dualism, how does it appear in Bohmian Mechanics?

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  • Sprecher: Robert Grummt, Martin Oelker
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    2. What about the particle wave dualism, how does it appear in Bohmian Mechanics?

    This series is aimed at answering FAQs about Bohmia...

How does Bohmian Mechanics account for the double slit experiment?

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    3. How does Bohmian Mechanics account for the double slit experiment? How can the interference pattern be there if we know that the parti...

Isn't the Heisenberg uncertainty relation in contradiction to the existence of trajectories?

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  • Sprecher: Robert Grummt, Martin Oelker
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    This series is aimed at answering FAQs about Bohmian mechanics and is mainly intended for students. The text is available at
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Why is the position representation special in Bohmian Mechanics?

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    5. Why is the position representation special in Bohmian Mechanics? Aren't position and momentum equivalent in quantum mechanics?

    This...

What is the role of the observer in Bohmian mechanics?

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  • Untertitel: Workgroup Bohmian Mechanics
  • Sprecher: Florian Hoffmann, Martin Oelker
  • Ort: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Datum: 26.11.2013
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    This series is aimed at answering FAQs about Bohmian mechanics and is mainly intended for students. The text is available at
    http://www....

What is a measurement in Bohmian mechanics?

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  • Sprecher: Florian Hoffmann, Martin Oelker
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    7. In quantum mechanics the notion of a measurement seems to be central. What is a measurement in Bohmian mechanics? Are there special ru...

How does one describe measurements in Bohmian mechanics?

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    8. Every measurable physical quantity should be represented by a self-adjoint operator. These operators are part of the axioms of quantum...

What is the collapse in Bohmian mechanics?

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    9. In standard quantum mechanics the wave function of a system collapses upon observation. I always thought the collapse of the wave func...

Is Bohmian mechanics not a step BACK to a classical theory?

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    10. Is Bohmian mechanics not a step BACK to a classical theory?

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Is Bohmian mechanics not a hidden variable theory disproved by the no-go theorems?

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    11. Is Bohmian mechanics not a hidden variable theory? There are various no-go theorems, ruling out hidden variable approaches. Does not ...

Can one observe the positions of the Bohmian particles?

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    12. Can one observe the positions of the Bohmian particles?

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Can one observe the trajectories of the Bohmian particles?

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    13. Can one observe the trajectories of the Bohmian particles?

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What are the surrealistic trajectories in Bohmian Mechanics?

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    14. I have heard about surrealistic trajectories in Bohmian Mechanics, what are these trajectories and why are they called surrealistic?
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Does a measurement reveal any preexisting property of a system?

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    15. Niels Bohr always insisted upon the statement that a measurement does not reveal any preexisting property of the system, but rather p...

Doesn't the electron in the Hydrogen atom fall into the nucleus?

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    16. In Bohmian mechanics the electron in the Hydrogen atom, when in its ground state, stands still. Doesn't it fall into the nucleus?

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Do we see the Bohmian trajectory of a single particle in a cloud chamber?

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    17. One of the main devices for measuring particle trajectories are cloud chambers and the like. Do we see the Bohmian trajectory of a si...

Is Bohmian mechanics not much more complicated than the easy formalism of quantum mechanics?

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    18. Is Bohmian mechanics not much more complicated than the easy formalism and the easy to apply rules of quantum mechanics?

    This seri...

How does Bohmian mechanics account for spin and what's its role?

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    19. How does Bohmian mechanics account for spin and what's its role?

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In Bohmian Mechanics one talks about the wave function of the universe. Why so?

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    20. In Bohmian Mechanics one talks about the wave function of the universe. Why so? This seems like an inaccessible object.

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Bohmian mechanics is deterministic, how does randomness come about then?

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    21. What's the role of randomness in Bohmian mechanics? Quantum mechanics is a probabilistic theory while Bohmian mechanics is determinis...

Is there any way to experimentally test Bohmian mechanics?

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    22. Is there any way to extract experimentally testable statements from Bohmian mechanics that differ from those of standard quantum mech...

Isn't the choice between Bohmian mechanics and standard quantum mechanics a philosophical problem?

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    23. Isn't the choice between Bohmian mechanics and quantum mechanics a philosophical problem, as both theories make the same empirical pr...

What exactly are the "empty" branches of the wave function in Bohmian mechanics?

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    24. What exactly are the "empty" branches of the wave function in Bohmian mechanics?

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Is there a relativistic version of Bohmian mechanics?

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    25. Is there a relativistic version of Bohmian mechanics?

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How does Bohmian mechanics treat indistinguishable particles?

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    26. How does Bohmian mechanics treat indistinguishable particles?

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Is Bohmian mechanics a fully developed theory? What needs to be done in the future?

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    27. Is Bohmian mechanics a fully developed theory or are crucial things still to be shown? Could it happen that it would be found inconsi...