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Nonlocality

  • Detlef Dürr
  • Dustin Lazarovici
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Abstract

What has been said so far is all well and good, but the implications of the quantum phenomena and the measurement problem of orthodox quantum mechanics are far from conclusive. We appear to be left with many options: determinism (Bohm, Everett) or indeterminism (GRW), many worlds or a single one, particles or flashes or the wave function alone—all these possibilities could, in principle, fit physical reality as we know it. And now we turn to something new, something fundamental, in fact, an eternal truth: the nonlocality of Nature. We will make the concept more precise as we go along, but in a nutshell, nonlocality means that the fundamental laws of Nature must involve some sort of action at a distance, i.e., distant events sometimes influencing each other instantaneously.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlef Dürr
    • 1
  • Dustin Lazarovici
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversitӓt MönchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Faculté des lettres Section de philosophieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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