lördag 5 november 2016

Weinberg: Why Quantum Mechanics Needs an Overhaul!

My new book Real Quantum Mechanics seems to fill a need: Nobel Laureate in Physics Steven Weinberg believes that quantum mechanics needs an overhaul because current debates suggest need for new approach to comprehend reality:
  • I’m not as happy about quantum mechanics as I used to be, and not as dismissive of its critics.
  • It’s a bad sign in particular that those physicists who are happy about quantum mechanics, and see nothing wrong with it, don’t agree with each other about what it means.
I hope this can motivate you to check out the new approach to quantum reality presented in the book, which addresses many of the issues raised by Weinberg.

Weinberg takes the first step to progress by admitting that quantum mechanics in its present form cannot be the answer to the physics of atoms and molecules.

Of course the witness by Weinberg is not well received by ardent believers in a quantum mechanics once and for all cut in stone by Heisenberg and Born, such as Lubos Motl.

But it may be that questioning a theory, in particular a theory supposedly being embraced by all educated, shows more brains and knowledge than simply swallowing it without any question.

PS1 I put up a comment on Lubos Reference frame, but the discussion was quickly cut by Lubos, us usual...any questioning of the dogma of Heisenberg-Bohr-Born is impossible to Lubos, but that is not in the spirit of real science and physics...

PS2 Here is my closing comment which will be censored by Lubos: It is natural to draw a parallel between Lubos defence of the establishment of QM and the defence of the Clinton establishment by Woit, Tao, Susskind et cet, (rightly questioned by Lubos) in both cases a defence with objective to close the discussion and pretend that everything is perfectly normal. Right Lobos?

PS3 Here is a link to Weinberg's talk.

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