[FOM] Quantum mechanics realm

José Félix Costa fgc at math.ist.utl.pt
Fri May 26 09:31:47 EDT 2006

Ryan Numela: «This alternate viewpoint, however, forces one to accept the
belief that QM is not the final word on the quantum world and begs for one
to reach further as Einstein did in his later years.»

In fact, besides Copenhagen School of Quantum Mechanics (its greatest master
was indeed Niels Bohr), the School of Paris, having as mentor Louis de
Broglie, advocates that the apparent non-determinism of quantum phenomena is
due to some hidden variables, variables that once revealed will make
«Quantum Mechanics» a deterministic branch of microphysics.

Moreover, this is not simply philosophy or speculation: (mathematical)
physical theories have been built up around the subject of hidden variables
since de Broglie

Of course, I am not compromising myself with the School of Paris, but I
indeed feel that quantum computing is definitely one direction for
computability theory.

J. Felix Costa
Departamento de Matematica
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