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Where Quantum Probability Comes From

September 9, 2019

There are many different ways to think about probability. Quantum mechanics embodies them all.

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Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch

February 13, 2019

The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics.

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New Quantum Paradox Clarifies Where Our Views of Reality Go Wrong

December 3, 2018

The Frauchiger-Renner thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum foundations.

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Why the Many-Worlds Interpretation Has Many Problems

October 18, 2018

The idea that the universe splits into multiple realities with every measurement has become an increasingly popular proposed solution to the mysteries of quantum mechanics. But this “many-worlds interpretation” is incoherent, Philip Ball argues in this adapted excerpt from his new book Beyond Weird.

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Famous Experiment Dooms Alternative to Quantum Weirdness

October 11, 2018

Oil droplets guided by “pilot waves” have failed to reproduce the results of the quantum double-slit experiment, crushing a century-old dream that there exists a single, concrete reality.

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Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

July 25, 2018

A quickly closed loophole has proved that the “great smoky dragon” of quantum mechanics may forever elude capture.

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Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

August 30, 2017

Physicists are trying to rewrite the axioms of quantum theory from scratch in an effort to understand what it all means. The problem? They’ve been almost too successful.

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New Support for Alternative Quantum View

May 16, 2016

An experiment claims to have invalidated a decades-old criticism against pilot-wave theory, an alternative formulation of quantum mechanics that eliminates the most baffling features of the subatomic universe.

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Entanglement Made Simple

April 28, 2016

How quantum entanglement connects with the “many worlds” of quantum theory.