Physics World, New Scientist, and others have reported on the recent experiment titled Experimental nonlocal and surreal Bohmian trajectories.
“It is a new way of looking at quantum non-locality, which vindicates the Bohm position.” – Basil Hiley
You can view the New Scientist article here.
The theoretical physicist Thad Roberts wrote an interesting reply to the question on Quora of Why don’t more physicists subscribe to pilot wave theory?
Physicists today remain largely unaware of the fact that quantum mechanics is perfectly choreographed by the mathematics of the de Broglie-Bohm theory, otherwise known as Bohmian mechanics. Despite the fact that Bohm’s formalism is entirely deterministic, and less vague than the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, so far it has only been widely recognized and embraced among philosophers of physics.
There are several historical events, or “unfortunate accidents,” that have led to the present ignorance of the superior mathematical clarity Bohm’s formalism offers. Understanding this historical posture goes a long way towards explaining why the orthodox or “standard” interpretation of quantum mechanics is still held by the majority of physicists today—something that I would argue is one of the greatest intellectual tragedies of our time.
In his reply his also links to a lecture by Mike Towler on the pilot wave theory that our readers may also find interesting.
We have added a page to our website about Dr. Chris Dewdney, physicist, as he was essential to the development of the Causal Interpretation and his other work is very relevant as well.
We now have 7 members on the forums, and 100 followers on Twitter at @bohmsociety. This is important. Most communities like ours start small. To carry the proposals made by David Bohm we need people like you and I who are interested enough in all of this. If we can’t bring some of these proposals to life who else will? We need all the help and support we can get so do considering joining on us these attempts.
This discussion is available to read on our website.
The conversation starts off with Professor Maurice Pryce stating:
In this discussion I seem to stand for orthodoxy and you for unorthodoxy—that’s fair, isn’t it? For instance, you’d criticize the orthodox viewpoint on the ground that it doesn’t give enough prominence to actuality in physical theory. Is that right?
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We will also later be launching an email list and Google Hangout or Skype conversations. It’s important that the few of us who have deep interest in proposals about thought are able to participate together and assist each other, if even only at a distance.