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Entropy 2018, 20(6), 458; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20060458

Vacuum Landscaping: Cause of Nonlocal Influences without Signaling

Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies, Akademiehof, Friedrichstrasse 10, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 8 June 2018 / Accepted: 11 June 2018 / Published: 13 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives)
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In the quest for an understanding of nonlocality with respect to an appropriate ontology, we propose a “cosmological solution”. We assume that from the beginning of the universe each point in space has been the location of a scalar field representing a zero-point vacuum energy that nonlocally vibrates at a vast range of different frequencies across the whole universe. A quantum, then, is a nonequilibrium steady state in the form of a “bouncer” coupled resonantly to one of those (particle type dependent) frequencies, in remote analogy to the bouncing oil drops on an oscillating oil bath as in Couder’s experiments. A major difference to the latter analogy is given by the nonlocal nature of the vacuum oscillations. We show with the examples of double- and n-slit interference that the assumed nonlocality of the distribution functions alone suffices to derive the de Broglie–Bohm guiding equation for N particles with otherwise purely classical means. In our model, no influences from configuration space are required, as everything can be described in 3-space. Importantly, the setting up of an experimental arrangement limits and shapes the forward and osmotic contributions and is described as vacuum landscaping. View Full-Text
Keywords: Schrödinger equation; de Broglie–Bohm theory; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; zero-point field Schrödinger equation; de Broglie–Bohm theory; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; zero-point field
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Grössing, G.; Fussy, S.; Mesa Pascasio, J.; Schwabl, H. Vacuum Landscaping: Cause of Nonlocal Influences without Signaling. Entropy 2018, 20, 458.

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