User:Riccardo Guida/Proposed/Bohmian mechanics

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Dr. Sheldon Goldstein accepted the invitation on 12 March 2009 (self-imposed deadline: 12 December 2009).

Bohmian Mechanics is a quantum theory which consists of particles and a wavefunction. The wavefunction is the usual one from standard quantum mechanics, namely, it is a function on the configuration space of the system evolving via Schrödinger's equation. The particles are being guided by the wavefunction via Bohm's equation. It can be deduced from the theory that typical initial conditions of this deterministic system will produce the quantum randomness that is postulated in standard quantum mechanics.


The Theory

A formal specification of the theory goes here.

Emergence of the Quantum Formalism

A brief description as to the emergence of wavefunction collapse and the role of operators as well as the emergence of the classical limit.


Asserting that this is a nonlocal theory, that it inspired Bell's work which proved that any quantum theory with definite results of experiments had to be nonlocal, and highlighting ideas.

Quantum Strangeness

A brief listing of some of the parts of standard quantum mechanics that puzzles people and how they arise in Bohmian mechanics.

Existence and Uniqueness of the Dynamics?

A Brief of History of Bohmian Mechanics

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