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Conceiving Particles as Undulating Granular Systems Allows Fundamentally Realist Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

CNRS, Univ. Rennes, IGDR—UMR 6290, F-35000 Rennes, France
Academic Editors: Andrei Khrennikov and Karl Svozil
Entropy 2021, 23(10), 1338; https://doi.org/10.3390/e23101338
Received: 21 September 2021 / Revised: 5 October 2021 / Accepted: 6 October 2021 / Published: 14 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Probability and Randomness III)
The strange behavior of subatomic particles is described by quantum theory, whose standard interpretation rejected some fundamental principles of classical physics such as causality, objectivity, locality, realism and determinism. Recently, a granular relativistic electrodynamical model of the electron could capture the measured values of its observables and predict its mass from the stability of its substructure. The model involves numerous subparticles that constitute some tight nucleus and loosely bound envelope allegedly forming real waves. The present study examines whether such a substructure and associated dynamics allow fundamentally realist interpretations of emblematic quantum phenomena, properties and principles, such as wave-particle duality, loss of objectivity, quantization, simultaneous multipath exploration, collapse of wavepacket, measurement problem, and entanglement. Drawing inspiration from non-linear dynamical systems, subparticles would involve realist hidden variables while high-level observables would not generally be determined, as particles would generally be in unstable states before measurements. Quantum mechanics would constitute a high-level probabilistic description emerging from an underlying causal, objective, local, albeit contextual and unpredictable reality. Altogether, by conceiving particles as granular systems composed of numerous extremely sensitive fluctuating subcorpuscles, this study proposes the possible existence of a local fundamentally realist interpretation of quantum mechanics. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum mechanics interpretation; classical physics fundamental principles; granular systems; dynamical systems quantum mechanics interpretation; classical physics fundamental principles; granular systems; dynamical systems
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Avner, S. Conceiving Particles as Undulating Granular Systems Allows Fundamentally Realist Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Entropy 2021, 23, 1338. https://doi.org/10.3390/e23101338

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