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Symmetry 2019, 11(2), 181; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11020181

Event-Based Quantum Mechanics: A Context for the Emergence of Classical Information

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School of Advanced International Studies on Applied Theoretical and Non Linear Methodologies in Physics, 70121 Bari, Italy
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Institute for Applicable Mathematics and Information Sciences, B.M. Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar, 500063 Hyderabad, India
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Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha, Valeasr, 5517736698 Maragheh, Iran
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ASL VT Medical Physics Laboratory, Via Enrico Fermi 15, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Received: 7 January 2019 / Revised: 29 January 2019 / Accepted: 31 January 2019 / Published: 3 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Quantum Simulation of Everything (and Beyond))
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Abstract

This paper explores an event-based version of quantum mechanics which differs from the commonly accepted one, even though the usual elements of quantum formalism, e.g., the Hilbert space, are maintained. This version introduces as primary element the occurrence of micro-events induced by usual physical (mechanical, electromagnetic and so on) interactions. These micro-events correspond to state reductions and are identified with quantum jumps, already introduced by Bohr in his atomic model and experimentally well established today. Macroscopic bodies are defined as clusters of jumps; the emergence of classicality thus becomes understandable and time honoured paradoxes can be solved. In particular, we discuss the cat paradox in this context. Quantum jumps are described as temporal localizations of physical quantities; if the information associated with these localizations has to be finite, two time scales spontaneously appear: an upper cosmological scale and a lower scale of elementary “particles”. This allows the interpretation of the Bekenstein limit like a particular informational constraint on the manifestation of a micro-event in the cosmos it belongs. The topic appears relevant in relation to recent discussions on possible spatiotemporal constraints on quantum computing. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bekenstein information; emergent time; localization; quantum jump; quantum measurements Bekenstein information; emergent time; localization; quantum jump; quantum measurements
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Licata, I.; Chiatti, L. Event-Based Quantum Mechanics: A Context for the Emergence of Classical Information. Symmetry 2019, 11, 181.

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