⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 💡 ❗ 😮 ❤ 😀 😎
SO EXCITING/ “JAZZED”!
hi all it was only about 2 mos ago a big ambitious update on quantum mechanics shifts was posted on the “fluid paradigm shift”. if you ask me this is all at least as epochal as the invention/ discovery of quantum mechanics itself about a century ago. and (unbeknownst to me at the time) theres been a striking new development.
around here updates to QM are measured in years and not months. have been blogging now a solid ½ decade on the topic and thats just the recorded history, my inquiries go back decades. but as mentioned in that last blog “my neurons are really buzzing”. something is in the air, the zeitgeist is electric right now. lightning is striking. all my spider senses are tingling. normally would not write very quickly on all this but heres a “flash update” based on the sheer significance of the announcement/ finding.
all the research is paying off. a breakthru has arrived. there is now SOLID EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FOR SUBQUANTUM EFFECTS.[a] thats right they have now been MEASURED and published in a reputable physics journal (physical review letters… uh hey preemptively addressing skeptics obsessing about peer review etc, didnt einstein + bohr + other founders have papers in there?).
that breakthru credit goes to the VINANTE-ADLER team. they have been working on this line of inquiry maybe about 2 decades judging by their papers.
which reminds me, some of my other top favorite physics blogs, some of the best on the net: woit, hossenfelder, baez, aaronson, Lumo.* NONE of them has said even a single tiniest )( hair of anything about this breakthru. even typically very garrulous/ LOUD reddit is silent but did scroung up 7 upvotes.[a2] so, this is a breakthru and a SCOOP for this illustrious blog wrt the physics blogosphere. nary a peep from anyone else! maybe the skeptics are in shock, maybe they are simply unaware. that seems to be the case in my favorite physics chat room where there have been many emotional, at times-stinging discussions about the utter impossibility and sheer ridiculousness of any theory deeper than QM, its all in the transcript.
it is now reported in New Scientist.[a6] the title is:
Is this our first clue to a world beyond quantum theory?
(lol) the answer is YES. as SE physics near-curmudgeon-retrograde Rennie said of this particular source in his stinging/ clipped british vernacular despite his apt readership, its “irredeemably superficial”. nearly a tabloid of science. eg maybe only 1 sliver of a notch higher in the gutter above Daily Mail, lol!
the new theory seems to be highly aligned with the FLUID PARADIGM and at least “emergent QM”. its based on brownian motion, something that pops up in a lot of QM interpretations. (eg fractional QM [i]). Bohm himself addressed it! actually was surprised that Bohm also cited Madelung fluid. but many Bohmians are not really conversant or even really comfortable with his actual deep ideas/ directions.[e]
semiclassical (love+hate relationship continues!) found a paper on a staggering idea that have been pursuing conceptually myself and asked about on physics SE but it looks like my question got DELETED, ouch: the wavefunction of a set of particles as a superposition of the separate particle wavefns, by Norsen, believe this is something the rosetta stone for emergent quantum mechanics, and am not sure if any of the founders ever considered it (de Broglie? Bohm? etc).[e1]
elsewhere, circumstantially/ peripherally aligned, there is lots of reaction to the hossenfelder book.[b] just bought it and its at the top of my to-read pile.
Finsters “causal fermion systems” popped up for discussion on the physics chat room and we all poked at it a bit, cant really make heads nor tails of it myself but its a GR + QM unification theory and worth citing at least.[d]
Minwalla was mentioned in the chat room and then looked him up and he has some innovative ideas on a gravity + fluid paradigm unification, QM + GR.
solitons continue to be on my mind and in some deep refs.[g]
there was an extraordinary announcement about nanodumbbell torsion balance that might help measure “vacuum friction” and more music to my ears and the fluid paradigm interpretation.[h]
as also noted in the physics chat room, another extraordinary occurrence of the fluid paradigm shows up in the “semi empirical mass formula” and the so called liquid drop model, and old dusty long-forgotten buried-in-sands-of-time paradigm proposed for QM.[j]
furey got some attention for her new octonion theory and we had some great debate on the subject.[k] apparently theres a lot of controversy over the use of quaternions in physics eg for relativity but there are many solid papers on the subj for anyone not fooled by the anti-hype aka (unwarranted) skepticism.
in short the Adler-Vinante ideas look like they could be a massive gamechanger, aka REVOLUTIONARY, and think they are like the tiny plant growing through a crack in the sidewalk or a rock, which could eventually grow to be quite large/ strong, my intuition is that this is the birth of QM V2. all the utterly tenacious realist-doubters-contrarians like einstein, bohm, bell, de broglie, schroedinger will have the last laugh, their ideas are finally vindicated a century later.
(some of) YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
* fineprint (sigh/ lol!): my positive comments have been blocked on the woit/ hossenfelder/ Lumo blogs. was also temporarily censored on aaronsons a few years ago (he announced it in comments). so much for being a contrarian eh? badge of honor™… freedom of the press belongs to those who own the press blog™.
** the Vinante results were turned up by
Secret in the physics chat room and they are actually ~¾ yr old from fall 2017, an eternity in cyber time but a mere blip )( in scientific time… alas feeling a bit sheepish/ bummed that hadnt noticed/ found them before that! but the new scientist article spotlighting them (spotted/ shared by
Secret) is only about a month old.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐
semiclassical has immediate critical feedback in the physics chat room and says point blank Please don’t equate Adler-Vinante to Bohm. ah, some achilles heel already sliced at there. ok/ full disclosure/ alas, it appears Adler doesnt cite Bohm much at all in his papers despite the resemblance. so looked further, his cohort/ collaborator Bassi (there is an Adler-Bassi paper below [a17]) is very amenable to Bohmian theory and has written several favorable papers on the topic. yes, Bohm did not make brownian motion a central part of his theory but he certainly cited it as possibly contributing to or comprising the subquantum realm. my feeling is that Bohmian connections/ elements of this new theory are not immediately apparent/ obvious but will become clearer over time. the subquantum conceptual paradigm is preeminent, suspect it may even have been bohm who coined the word. bohm is also rightly regarded as nearly the founder of emergent QM theory.
- a. adler + subquantum
- b. hossenfelder
- c. unification
- d. finster causal fermion systems
- e. bohm
- f. fluid gravity/ minwalla
- g. solitons
- h. vacuum friction
- i. fractional QM
- j. semi empircal mass formula
- k. furey
- 1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 110401 (2017) – Improved Noninterferometric Test of Collapse Models Using Ultracold Cantilevers
- 2. Improved Noninterferometric Test of Collapse Models Using Ultracold Cantilevers– experimental anomaly detected/ measured wrt standard QM favors Adler CSL emergent QM model : quantum
- 3. Stephen L. Adler – Wikipedia
- 4. Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon: Foundations and Phenomenology – IOPscience
- 5. A proposal for the experimental detection of CSL induced random walk | Scientific Reports
- 6. Is this our first clue to a world beyond quantum theory? | New Scientist
- 7. [hep-th/0206120] Statistical Dynamics of Global Unitary Invariant Matrix Models as Pre-Quantum Mechanics
- 8. [hep-th/0510120] Structure of Fluctuation Terms in the Trace Dynamics Ward Identity
- 9. QUANTUM MECHANICS AS AN EMERGENT PHENOMENON The Statistical Mechanics of Matrix Models as the Precursor of Quantum Field Theory
- 10. Quantum theory emergent phenomenon statistical mechanics matrix models precursor quantum field theory | Quantum physics, quantum information and quantum computation | Cambridge University Press
- 11. A Suggested Interpretation of the Quantum Theory in Tel@as of “Hidden” Variables. I DAvID BQHM*
- 12. Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon: The Statistical Mechanics of Matrix Models as the Precursor of Quantum Field Theory: Stephen L. Adler: 9780521115971: Amazon.com: Books
- 13. [1611.09776] Improved noninterferometric test of collapse models using ultracold cantilevers
- 14. [quant-ph/0504214] Book Review: “Quantum Theory as an Emergent Phenomenon”, by Stephen L. Adler
- 15. [1603.02541] Bohmian Mechanics, Collapse Models and the emergence of Classicality
- 16. [1310.8600] Information and the foundations of quantum theory
- 17. [0912.2211] Quantum Theory: Exact or Approximate?
- 18. Is emergent quantum mechanics grounded in classical physics? – Science Weekly podcast | Science | The Guardian
- 19. We have hints of a theory beyond quantum physics | New Scientist
- 1. Lost in Math: Beauty != truth | Ars Technica
- 2. Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, Sabine Hossenfelder – Amazon.com
- 3. Backreaction: Luboš Motl
- 4. Why The Simplest Theory Is Never The Right One: Occam’s Razor Has A Double Edge – Developing Intelligence
- 5. Backreaction: The Unbearable Lightness of Philosophy
- 6. Lost in Math | Books, Et Al.
- 7. Lost in Math | Not Even Wrong
- 8. The Reference Frame: Science Magazine: a surprisingly sane review of an anti-physics book
- 9. Backreaction: Science Magazine had my book reviewed, and it’s glorious, glorious.
- 10. Why some scientists say physics has gone off the rails
- 11. Backreaction: Video Trailer for “Lost in Math”
- 12. A Theory with No Strings Attached: Can Beautiful Physics Be Wrong? [Excerpt] – Scientific American
- 13. Backreaction: Are the laws of nature beautiful? (2nd book trailer)
- 14. Backreaction: Lost in Math: Out Now.
- 15. Is Theoretical Physics Wasting Our Best Living Minds On Nonsense?
- 16. The Reference Frame: If you have trouble with string theory, it simply proves you’re not too smart
- 17. The Reference Frame: Science Magazine: a surprisingly sane review of an anti-physics book
- 18. Is Theoretical Physics Wasting Our Best Living Minds On Nonsense?
- 1. Nobel Laureate Says Physics Is in Need of a Revolution | WIRED
- 2. Fairly Simple Math Could Bridge Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity – Scientific American
- 3. [1204.4616] There are no particles, there are only fields
- 4. Has the quest for top-down unification of physics stalled? | Aeon Essays
- 5. There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape. | Quanta Magazine
- 6. To Solve the Biggest Mystery in Physics, Join Two Kinds of Law | Quanta Magazine
- 7. How to think about… Particles | New Scientist
- 8. How Einstein Lost His Bearings, and With Them, General Relativity | Quanta Magazine
- 9. general relativity – Is it possible that QM is just GR? – Physics Stack Exchange
- 1. [1502.03587] Causal Fermion Systems as a Candidate for a Unified Physical Theory
- 2. [1605.04742] The Continuum Limit of Causal Fermion Systems
- 3. [0911.2102v4] A Formulation of Quantum Field Theory Realizing a Sea of Interacting Dirac Particles
- 4. Causal fermion system – Wikipedia
- 5. Felix Finster – Wikipedia
- 6. [hep-th/0001048] The Principle of the Fermionic Projector, Chapters 0-4
- 7. [0712.0685] From Discrete Space-Time to Minkowski Space: Basic Mechanisms, Methods and Perspectives
- 8. Causal fermion systems from an information theoretic perspective | Perimeter Institute
- 9. Physics has been unified into a universal theory. Causal Fermion Systems is a theory that gives general relativity, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory as limiting cases. It explains gravity, particle-wave duality, symmetry breaking, neutrino oscillation, and the geometry of spacetime. : Physics
- 1. [1410.3676] Can the wave function in configuration space be replaced by single-particle wave functions in physical space?
- 2. The de Broglie Pilot Wave Theory and the Further Development of New Insights Arising Out of It D. J. Bohm 1 and B. J. Hiley ~
- 3. [1502.00917] A simple explicitly solvable interacting relativistic N-particle model
- 4. [quant-ph/0609184] Quantum Theory at the Crossroads: Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference
- 5. Pilot wave theory, Bohmian metaphysics, and the foundations of quantum mechanics Lecture 7/ Towler
- 6. [quant-ph/0501167] Feynman’s Path Integrals and Bohm’s Particle Paths
- 7. De Broglie-Bohm and Feynman Path Integrals Marius Oltean
- 1. [0905.4352] Gravity & Hydrodynamics: Lectures on the fluid-gravity correspondence
- 2. [hep-th/0512162] Asymptotic perfect fluid dynamics as a consequence of AdS/CFT
- 3. Shiraz Minwalla – Wikipedia
- 4. From Fluid Dynamics to Gravity and Back | How the Movement of Water Molecules Corresponds to Ripples in Spacetime | Institute for Advanced Study
- 5. theory salon – 2018-06-03
- 1. Baryons as Chiral Solitons | SpringerLink
- 2. Dirac sea correction to the topological soliton mass – INSPIRE-HEP
- 3. The calculation of Dirac sea effects on finite solitons – ScienceDirect
- 4. string theory – M branes/D branes are solitons? – Physics Stack Exchange
- 1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 033603 (2018) – Optically Levitated Nanodumbbell Torsion Balance and GHz Nanomechanical Rotor
- 2. Friction in the vacuum?
- 3. [1709.05953] Vacuum Friction
- 1. Semi-empirical mass formula – Wikipedia
- 2. [1708.04292] Droplet breakup in the liquid drop model with background potential