Next Article in Journal
A Novel Delay Linear Coupling Logistics Map Model for Color Image Encryption
Next Article in Special Issue
Ontological Clarity via Canonical Presentation: Electromagnetism and the Aharonov–Bohm Effect
Previous Article in Journal
Improving the Maximum Transmission Distance of Self-Referenced Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution Using a Noiseless Linear Amplifier
Previous Article in Special Issue
Vacuum Landscaping: Cause of Nonlocal Influences without Signaling
Article Menu
Issue 6 (June) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Entropy 2018, 20(6), 462; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20060462

On Bohmian Mechanics, Particle Creation, and Relativistic Space-Time: Happy 100th Birthday, David Bohm!

Mathematisches Institut, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Auf der Morgenstelle 10, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
Received: 24 April 2018 / Revised: 1 June 2018 / Accepted: 6 June 2018 / Published: 14 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives)
Full-Text   |   PDF [532 KB, uploaded 14 June 2018]   |  

Abstract

The biggest and most lasting among David Bohm’s (1917–1992) many achievements is to have proposed a picture of reality that explains the empirical rules of quantum mechanics. This picture, known as pilot wave theory or Bohmian mechanics among other names, is still the simplest and most convincing explanation available. According to this theory, electrons are point particles in the literal sense and move along trajectories governed by Bohm’s equation of motion. In this paper, I describe some more recent developments and extensions of Bohmian mechanics, concerning in particular relativistic space-time and particle creation and annihilation. View Full-Text
Keywords: de Broglie–Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics; pilot wave; interior-boundary condition; ultraviolet divergence; quantum field theory de Broglie–Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics; pilot wave; interior-boundary condition; ultraviolet divergence; quantum field theory
Figures

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Tumulka, R. On Bohmian Mechanics, Particle Creation, and Relativistic Space-Time: Happy 100th Birthday, David Bohm! Entropy 2018, 20, 462.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top