Is This What Quantum Mechanics Looks Like?

Silicone oil droplets provide a physical realization of pilot wave theories.
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The standard theory of quantum mechanics leaves a bit to be desired. As Richard Feynman put it, "I think I can safely say that no one understands quantum mechanics." This is because observations of experiments have led us to a theory that contradicts common sense. The wave function contains all the information that is knowable about a particle, yet it can only be used to calculate probabilities of where a particle will likely turn up. It can't give us an actual account of where the particle went or where it will be at some later time.

Some have suggested that this theory is incomplete. Maybe something is going on beneath the radar of standard quantum theory and somehow producing the appearance of randomness and uncertainty without actually being random or uncertain. Theories of this sort are called hidden variable theories because they propose entities that aren't observable. One such theory is pilot wave theory, first proposed by de Broglie, but later developed by Bohm. The idea here is that a particle oscillates, creating a wave. It then interacts with the wave and this complex interaction determines its motion.

Experiments using silicone oil droplets on a vibrating bath provide a remarkable physical realization of pilot wave theories. They give us a physical picture of what the quantum world might look like if this is what's going on - and this theory is still deterministic. The particle is never in two places at once and there is no randomness.

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Bartosz BBartosz B (5 часов назад)
I'm not at all educated in these fields but I am a fan. I like to read and watch about it.

Somehow I refuse to believe that anything is really random. If an outcome of an experiment seems random I'll say that it's obviously the experiment/measurement that's flawed. Or we just don't see the pattern.

I have no clue but could the pilot wave mean electrons riding light-waves like that?

soijirou setasoijirou seta (10 часов назад)
How about the phenomena where the measurement eliminates the interference pattern? How does pilot wave theory explain that?

James LivingstonJames Livingston (16 часов назад)
so... they are particles that move in a wave pattern??

Stefania SmanioStefania Smanio (2 дня назад)
Absolutely fantastic! Thank you!

Fennec BesixdouzeFennec Besixdouze (2 дня назад)
You haven't mentioned the objections to Bohmian mechanics: it introduces non-locality.

Interestingly, although Einstein is famous for his "God does not throw dice" objections to the non-determinism of the Copenhagen interpretation, he was far more bothered by non-locality.

One reason non-local hidden variable theories haven't gotten much attention is because von Neumann published a false proof claiming to show that hidden variable theories are impossible. This argument was simply false, and shown to be false by Grete Hermann. But Hermann's refutation of von Neumann was largely ignored, and so hidden variable theories were ignored despite de Broglie-Bohm being perfectly consistent, only introducing limited non-locality while maintaining realism and determinism.

Another reason is ESSW, which again has been massively influential despite being 1. completely misunderstanding Bohmian mechanics and 2. completely refuted by experimental observation that confirms the predictions of Bohmian mechanics.

arrive szkarrive szk (2 дня назад)
well done, nice pres

love for musiclove for music (2 дня назад)
derek looks like like de broglie...doesnt he??

Simon StebbinsSimon Stebbins (3 дня назад)
I don't see how this interpretation makes quantum theory deterministic. It just means that elementary particles have definite, rather than probabilistic location before you measure them. You still can't determine the exact path particles will take when they pass through a double slit.

Honey Badger StudioHoney Badger Studio (4 дня назад)
I think we're in the Matrix. :)

H. David LevineH. David Levine (4 дня назад)
This is helpful.

Please recommend a video for insights into quantum computing.

Amar GorlaAmar Gorla (4 дня назад)
I prefer the Pilot wave theory over the Copenhagen interpretation.

kurčinakurčina (4 дня назад)
i prefer wet pussies and nice hookers.

A AndersonA Anderson (5 дней назад)
I'm no physicist, but i'm actually pretty stoked about what you mentioned at the end of the video - more precisely, i'm assuming that what is being observed is a simulation of quantum time reversibility on a macroscopic system. I've learnt that in fluid dynamics, which adheres to thermodynamic principles, macroscopic systems are usually time irreversible - and this behavior exhibited by the droplets seems to defy that notion.

Based on Smarter Everyday's video, it seems like certain key parameters like coalescence are mitigated by reducing the CKE to nearly zero (thanks to the microscopic vibrations on the surface), and a constant gravitational force is applied to perpetuate the droplet's path motion. This seems rugged in intrepretation, but for a macroscopic system with multiple, complex and uncontrolled variables, it does an interesting job of amalgamating quantum determinism into a macroscopic system.

Brettvalery BrettBrettvalery Brett (5 дней назад)

SotallytoberSotallytober (5 дней назад)
So if you controlled the cosmic frequency you could bring anything into existence......

Guerra dos BichosGuerra dos Bichos (5 дней назад)
maybe quantum mechanics are actually really what is happening and classical phisics is just wahat our senses translate?

Silent PixelSilent Pixel (5 дней назад)
One question: Can we measure waves? If so, can we measure, not where the electrons would go, but the waves created provided the plane is negatively charged? So in this scenario, we are not detecting where the electrons go but the interference of waves, because the plane is negatively charged. You see what I'm saying? It's just what I'm thinking.

Nico FlihanNico Flihan (6 дней назад)
pilot wave team all day!!!!

tribal673tribal673 (6 дней назад)
It's times like this I wish I understood mathematics better, because the pilot wave almost makes perfect sense. Still though, it doesn't explain the lack of interference upon observation in the double slit experiment.

Soner IftarSoner Iftar (7 дней назад)
Go further our pilot Derek, we are all following you.

Mike BobbyMike Bobby (7 дней назад)
The oil thing reminded me of spacetime and the droplets of planets, could this for an allegorical basis for gen rel or maybe even eventually quantum gravity?

Chris BiggsChris Biggs (9 дней назад)
Too bad the pilot wave theory doesn't account for relativity. That's why I dismiss the theory entirely.

Fahim ArifFahim Arif (9 дней назад)
I like the concept finding similarity. it at least makes the path not alone to think about microscopic universe puzzle.

Etienne 777Etienne 777 (10 дней назад)
Correct, there are no electrons, the theory of relativity is false.
Study Tesla for real tangible science. He also did not believe st Einstein!!!
View Stephen Crothers for more.
Since when does Truth imply one's personal preference?
Truth is absolute and does not change. Jesus is the Truth!

Socrates AlexanderSocrates Alexander (11 дней назад)
One of the most entertaining and enlightening videos made not only by you, but by the whole cyberspace so far!!!!!

The ProcessionistThe Processionist (11 дней назад)
Thanks, btw, for the excellent visual. I can see the subordinate, bosonic phase tails, that look like boat wakes, as described in my model, and I like that you caught the connection to the preservation of information. I made that same connection.

You'll notice the binary construct. That's due to sine 2 theta = 2 sine theta cosine theta

The ProcessionistThe Processionist (11 дней назад)
You might like the physics model I'm building. :)

Sterling HamiltonSterling Hamilton (12 дней назад)
God I love Quantum mechanics.

MikeM8891MikeM8891 (12 дней назад)
I understand the Copenhagen interpretation is useful as a model for making predictions, but I wish it wasn't taught. Quantum physics is strange enough without interpretation that simply do not make sense. People could come up with more reasonable understandings of quantum physics if they were not lead to believe Copenhagen is the established theory. I love this video, I think Broglie was onto something.

arshnooriearshnoorie (13 дней назад)
Why do we keep on ignoring pilot wave theory or Bohms theory? This is so beautiful.. After all we know from quantum field theory that fields are the most important reality. We ignore Bohm at our own peril.. Great Video Love it

Eric HopperEric Hopper (13 дней назад)
I would like to see a convincing macroscopic version of entaglement with pilot wave theory before I committed to an opinion. And even then, I kind of think neither of them are correct. But, if I could see a convincing demonstration of entaglement, that would push me towards thinking there was more to pilot wave theory than I thought previously.

Avi MaruAvi Maru (13 дней назад)

you2tooyou2tooyou2tooyou2too (13 дней назад)
I agree with MasterDeanarius. What are the probabilities that I would believe the Copenhagen vs Pilot theories (my cat like reflex is to wonder)? Do the theories follow a wave of probability thru humanity, for explaining the true 'nature' of 'particle' movement? Would another planet's people have a different believer pattern? ;-)
PS: might the pilot-waves be a Higgs phenomenon?
PPS: Maybe this is a good 'place' to remember the value of a God-of-the-gaps (or perhaps this is just us getting closer to God's thumb print) to mark a place in science for us to grow our understanding of our place in the part of existence we think we occupy.

Zvonimir TosicZvonimir Tosic (15 дней назад)
'Pilot wave' is a misnomer. Why use a 'wave'? The 'wave' is already *an interpretation* of a process that is going on. It is a picture of a process, so to speak, and that picture has certain stylistic biases and inadequacies. We don’t have to go that route. The Copenhagen school goes the particle-wave duality route because it wants to convince in a certain interpretation, certain drawing style which it calls the reality, so to speak, and thus confuses the matter to the extent that it calls an alternative view — the 'pilot wave'. That is, it uses the language of its own terminology to describe an alternative view. Then, it finds 'problems in it'.
In truth, it only repeats own problem. The Copenhagen school view is popularised, reiterated in books and articles like an undeniable truth. It uses certain simplistic language for almost a century now. Copenhagen-school-world-terminology is so confusingly re-iterated now that we think we can’t understand 'all the advances' because we are not clever enough to understand incomprehensible new permutations of same words. But the truth is, if we use the terminology of the Copenhagen school, we use inadequate language.
Better way would be to talk about processes, talk about concepts, and then slowly find new idioms and build better language to describe them.

Leopoldo888Leopoldo888 (15 дней назад)
This is maybe your BEST video...

Kevin ThomasKevin Thomas (16 дней назад)
Perhaps it is possible that an electron does not behave at all like a particle and a wave simultaneously. The electron behaves only as a particle, while the electromagnetic field that the electron propagates behaves only as a wave. This might hold some merit. Perhaps...,

HazardGameHazardGame (16 дней назад)
Hi guys, can you please say me where i can get that speaker that Derek is using ? Thank you

ken klagesken klages (16 дней назад)
This makes sense to explain why a person can sense water underground. I can, use this, thanks.

PriceDownPriceDown (17 дней назад)
What happens if you keep on doing that until the water is gone?

TisamenfeuTisamenfeu (17 дней назад)
What I think is that those waves are pushing against the barrier, The barrier therefore push against the wave as the 3rd Newton law say. what I that if you send electrons perfectly in the centre of the hole, it would simply go in a straight line.

Fabio RamirezFabio Ramirez (18 дней назад)
Amazing demo! Thanks!

8DanielDag88DanielDag8 (18 дней назад)
Any clue as to what the wave is made of?
Every book I read on QM (popular stuff for morons like me not scientific) avoids this question of "Ether" like plague.
Either I'm much more ignorant or authors don't want to admit the same.

Lance ColeLance Cole (18 дней назад)
The one problem I see with the pilot wave theory being the better choice when thinking of quantum mechanics is that in my opinion the silicon droplets on the surface of the silicon oil cannot really accurately represent the motion of particles of matter. This is because the silicon droplet's motion is determined by where they land on the wave created by the speaker under the oil, thus giving the droplets an external stimuli to, in a sense, randomly determine their paths. whereas actual particles would not have a similar (external) stimuli, rather their oscillation (given to the droplets by the speaker) is determined by their inner frequency and resonance, not an external force. This creates other variables in the droplets experiment, that wouldn't be present in a real particles environment. And this in my opinion gives more credit to the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Stating these particles have their own internal wave function. Please reply if you agree/disagree and why?

SynthenistSynthenist (18 дней назад)
i think this an awesome methode to explain quantum physics to kids, but yeah its lil bit of lying because it actually does not represent how it really works. but it shows as its both quantum physics and physics of waves show nearly the same results

demon39063demon39063 (18 дней назад)
I never noticed your engineering ring before. Didn't know you were a fellow brother of the order ;-)

Vishal FarmaVishal Farma (18 дней назад)
I think the pilot wave theory seems more logical

Brian MBrian M (19 дней назад)
Has anyone made any kind of connection between this video and Dr. Miguel Alcubierre's Metric ? One observation I made about the silicon drop being pushed by the standing wave is very similar to some derivations of Alcubierre's Metric. Anyone have further elucidation?

Roddy StrongRoddy Strong (19 дней назад)
dude, that's a cool t-shirt! I want one!

Nick AdamskiNick Adamski (19 дней назад)

559NoFear559NoFear (19 дней назад)
The water droplets shows u why when u measure it there's 1 particle , but wavelike when u let it be

CyberfreakCyberfreak (19 дней назад)
It's stunningly!!!

doctormeisterdoctormeister (20 дней назад)
What frequenzy did you use?

doctormeisterdoctormeister (20 дней назад)
Im trying to do the experiment myself and i can make them for about 3 sec to stay

Kareem AtefKareem Atef (20 дней назад)
I'd take the pilot wave theory

Nikunj AgarwalNikunj Agarwal (21 день назад)
Standard quantum

DarkKnightCookiesDarkKnightCookies (21 день назад)
Its a quantum superposition of possibilities!

-Deepak Chopra

Corey ScottCorey Scott (22 дня назад)
There is Interference between the wave & the walls around the slots as the waves travel through the slits. I believe this happens to light too.

Eric TaylorEric Taylor (22 дня назад)
Why is it counter to common sense to say that a particle doesn't have a fixed point is space even when it isn't measured. A city doesn't have a fixed point is space, it's spread out over many points. If I want to measure the position of, say Salem, Or I would need to use a scale that makes sense. I wouldn't measure it to the square foot, because Salem isn't that small. It's spread out over many square feet.
What if the particles we see are not individual parties but parts something we can't see because it exists in higher dimensions?
If we were two dimensional and lived in a road, we would see these object zipping passed and they would almost always be seen paired up or in groups of four. They aren't independent objects, they are the parts of car tire that touch the road, but that would be all we could detect, because we would be limited in our measurements by the two dimensions.
If there is a sheet of something "above" the 3 dimensions we can measure, and if you try to make a measurement it pulls a bit of that sheet onto our 3 dimentions, you would measure the location of the electron, but every electron we see is just a bit of this 1 sheet.

Heather ToomeyHeather Toomey (22 дня назад)
I think wave pilot theory.
I have no background in this though.

Volumers GtVolumers Gt (24 дня назад)
im a 1st grade middleschooler and what i learnt in dis video is that oil can bounce

Buildings1772Buildings1772 (25 дней назад)
so its this but in 3 dimensions instead of 2? 3D droplets on the surface of a 4D liquid-like medium?

jose fernando mejia tovarjose fernando mejia tovar (25 дней назад)
Hello!! how do I measure the frequency of the sound that it generates?

Johnharaldo AndreasonJohnharaldo Andreason (27 дней назад)
Just a quick correction -- David Bohm came up with pilot wave theory independently of De Broglie in the 50's after finding the Copenhagen interpretation unsatisfying, only learning of De Broglie's work decades after he gave it up after being ridiculed by other participants at the Solvay conference. Excluding Bohm from this video was a very regrettable omission, about as bad an omission as leaving Leibniz out of a discussion of the origin of calculus or Wallace out of a discussion of the evolution. Maybe worth a re-edit, eh?

Joe nameJoe name (27 дней назад)
Looks like a duck, Quacks like a duck, might be a duck, however the degradation interaction might be like a pilot wave.

Bianca GBianca G (27 дней назад)
It would be cool if you provided a little summary in the end of each theory :)

border landsborder lands (28 дней назад)
super cool

Kris SiskKris Sisk (28 дней назад)
We know that pilot wave theory is at best incomplete and at worst complete bollocks. That said I hope that it will someday be completed and provide less weird explanations than the sometimes supernatural-seeming mess of Copenhagen. I like pilot wave theory because it doesn't require the rules to change at subatomic scales the way Copenhagen does, but until someone comes along and fills in the many gaps in it I find it hard to support.

0MoTheG0MoTheG (20 дней назад)
The copenhagen interpretation makes perfect sense. At some point physics has to "end" in randomness.

Jarryd HornJarryd Horn (28 дней назад)
What frequency did you use for the speaker? I would love to set this up in the physics student room at my University.

johnjohn (29 дней назад)
in the silicon analogy, the dropllet is the particle and the wave are the soundwave in the water. what would be the wave for the electron in the pilot theory?

Jason SykesJason Sykes (29 дней назад)
Dang, I hate when someone makes sense of something interesting. Now, I am not going to be productive in my own personal work. Thanks.

Jay BensonJay Benson (29 дней назад)

wiiiiktorwiiiiktor (29 дней назад)
so, how the quantum computer works? ;-)

wiiiiktorwiiiiktor (29 дней назад)
congrats man, this was great.

Daniel KamersDaniel Kamers (29 дней назад)
This is the WOW effect for my brain.... THANKS!!!! Showed me what I knew was there, but could not express. What if the "drop" (matter) is just the point where that wave "ressonate" (maybe with others or itself) because of added energy and the drop "come out" from the wave itself? Do you think it could be "done"? If our universe is this infinite surface and the big bang is all the energy/matter added just like a "drop", it should be possible to "see" all effects we know in this bidimensional simulation, including gravitons (as waves) and "drops" being "attracted" (or repulsed, maybe imagining they form on both sides of the surface - dark matter). Nicely enough this represent the mass/wave reality, the presence of an "unreachable" dimension (vertical) and, hopefully, the Plank Constant and light velocity correlated with this liquid parameters. The multiverses would be all liquids where good enough harmonics could be constructed. Thanks again, best regards.

V is for VoidV is for Void (1 месяц назад)
Is it possible to re-create the delayed choice quantum eraser experiment with oil droplets, or at least its results? Even if it's not possible with oil droplets, can it be formulated within or predicted by pilot wave theory?

animist channelanimist channel (26 дней назад)
Experiments like quantum eraser is where the single-time-arrow/determinism hypothesis falls completely apart. Once you have results reverberating back through time, you have to take the standing wave of reality into more nebulous regions of thought and that nasty negative-time dimension that shamans have used intuitively to actually find food for the people since the paleolithic era (i.e. spirit tracking and sympathetic magic). The mechanistic idea of the 19th century simply didn't stand up to results of the 20th. On the bonus side, we got microchips and the internet :)

After all, think of a standing wave this way: what direction is it going? Answer: both at once. Lightly press a guitar string in the middle, pluck it, and observe the process. It is not the note of the whole string, and it continues when you let off the pressure -- it is the note of the string interacting with itself. This is how time really works to create your "now."

I think the value of keeping pilot wave theory in the mind of the science community is in that it suggests an underlying dynamic that hasn't been sorted out yet. It reminds people that there is a navigation that life/nature actually does, but that machines can't duplicate yet. This will keep pushing the development of theories and technologies that may some day be able to deal with the subtleties of dual-directional time... perhaps from this effort, some kind of efficient "time/warp drive" will emerge, or something equally revolutionary in creativity or art.

The arrow of energy-to-entropy has been established and measured pretty well within the 4% of such things that have been identified at all. The reverse flow of expression/fate to inspiration/emergence is still being worked on in various branches of science. In the balance there hangs the very nature of consciousness itself. It's not an established science... yet... but it is getting closer every year. There is still so much to learn!

How did Feynman put it? "Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, that she's never going to let us relax." Let's at least give her a run for it :)

Andrew DavisAndrew Davis (1 месяц назад)
So the geometry of the various quantum fields determines how your particles will interact and behave and then of course that's the physical laws of that universe, but I'm still not sure how our universe's quantum fields/geometry got their initial values though. There are the different and almost infinite variations of physical laws, and universes they govern, in hyperspace, but what are the mechanics that create a universe with its parameters? Are they all created by some random fluctuation in empty space? I've heard physicists say that 'nothing' is unstable, and given enough time fluctuates. Wasn't this before there was 'space'? What 'fluctuated'? I know inflation theory says that a small, hot and dense point inflated, but was not smooth. It had an uneven distribution of heat, and possibly an uneven distrubution of whatever gives constants there values, and the way it inflated that initial random heat distribution gave us the specific geometry/quantum fields of this particular universe. What's the specifics of the actual mechanics of the process that makes the, what, 10^500 universes?

I mean, the real reason we even consider a theory like this is because probability says that the geometry, or physical laws, of our universe being set the values they have to allow the formation of life is extremely unlikely, much lower than .00000...1%, so how did something that unlikely happen? Only if you consider that there are plenty of other universes with many different values for its laws, more probable ones that don't need to be so specific. My own guess is that 95% or more of universes that exist cant form life or awareness at all, and that we are the far far outliers in the distribution of universes with varying physical constants.

Gabriel ETGabriel ET (1 месяц назад)
By posting with others here, I feel a bit like Charlie Tuna trying to convince Star Kist he has good taste (those who remember that commercial are likely a dwindling population). However, from my purely proletarian physics perspective (alliteration unintended) I prefer the Pilot Wave. Is it possible that the mass of the electron is disturbing the space/time around the slits so that a wave from its movement passes through both simultaneously? That seems to be the case with the droplets.

Pedro DamasPedro Damas (1 месяц назад)
Man, I have a PhD in Physics and I was astonished by this =O This is amazing how a classical particle - wave interaction may replicate quantum effects so well! amazing job!

Grzegorz CichoszGrzegorz Cichosz (1 месяц назад)
This is more logical and easier to understand. It makes describing world easier. Therefore it can lead us forward - trying to understand these waves (if they exist) can teach us.

But superpositions and other copenhagen things are much more attractive

Joshua SoanesJoshua Soanes (1 месяц назад)
does this mean that at absolute zero particles would seize to exist ?

matthhias brownmatthhias brown (1 месяц назад)
I am confused

Alastair CarnegieAlastair Carnegie (1 месяц назад)
I am 65 now, and a "Heretic", and Heretics are not allowed to take exams, because they might influence the 'Examiner' to accept the heresy as a better explanation. We are called "Exhibitioners" and are given access to any University we like, in order to mentor post graduate students with our crazy ideas. Momentum is a "Vector Force". Directed and stored kinetic energy in motion. Sir Isaac Newton's Law. "Every Action has an equal and opposite reaction." ... we do not need to violate this Law to demonstrate that "For some actions, there are equal and reinforcing equivalent actions that add to the initial reaction. A clear demonstration of Anti-Gravity for instance. The experiment requires 'Mirror Symmetry. and at least a dual track. Two weights are dropped from the top of a Pillars of God Standard UFO. ...On the way down a linear motor accelerates them. This produces a Newtonian reaction that opposes the Force of Gravity. The vector force is part up and part down. more up the faster the acceleration. At the base are two balanced masses suspended on a pivot. Magnetic bounce is very efficient, no heat is generated. Think of Two double headed Thor Hammers  Cross beams ensure the dropping mass makes synchronous collision with two of the hammer heads positioned each side in mirror symmetry Just like Newton's Cradle and elastic collisions, momentum is conserved as the falling objects transfer their Kinetic energy and Momentum to the equal weight Thor Hammers, Linear Momentum becomes Angular Momentum, and there are forces of centripetal acceleration as well, but they are cancelled by the double headed Thor Hammer Heads. Those 'centrifugal forces are in equal and opposite directional vectors....So both hammers rotate through a subtended angle of 90 degrees, and collide with each other in another 'Elastic Bounce' These forces are at right angles, are in mirror symmetry, and are perpendicular to The Tower Of God Anti-Gravity Thruster. The pair of double headed rotary Thor Hammers rotate back the way they came. through a subtended angle of 90 degrees again. Their angular momentum is transferred back to the "Drop asses" that in turn hurtle back towards the top of The Tower Of God, but on the way up heir kinetic energy is extracted and sent to another pair of falling masses. As the UP weights are decelerating, the Vector Force is "UP" and the matching down falling mass is accelerating the Newtonian Equilibrium force is also "UPWARD2 as well, and the only downward force is from Gravity and the Inactive mass The Towers of God UFO inert structure. All the active forces increase or decrease to the square of the velocity. and inactive mass as well as active mass is of course a linear function. So in conclusion, the Stronger The Magnetic Bounce, the faster the allowable velocity.

GartralGartral (1 месяц назад)
why not both? why NOT be dialectical, what in any experiment dictates that the two opposing, but seemingly accurate theories aren't BOTH correct and there's just something that we are collectively too ignorant to see?

Standing/Pilot wave theory would make sense especially if we take into account that the wave function reverberates and those echoes interact with each other, this very much explains the pseudo-random patterns that we see in the field confinement. and the Copenhagen interpretation is correct in that "results speak for themselves" but what it ignores very obviously is that "The results dictate themselves" which is to say that the results are there because the results are what we see, but we can't see the underlying mechanics that are causing the results.

I'm interested in corresponding with you, Derek!

Crazy PugCrazy Pug (1 месяц назад)
This makes sooooo much sense with respect to the double slit experiment.

Truckee LynchTruckee Lynch (1 месяц назад)
How would pilot wave theory explain the results of the double slit experiment when they try to observe which slit the particle passes through resulting in a standard (two slit)distribution? Does the act of observing de-cohere the wave so the particle is only influenced by one wave? If that is true wouldn't it have a 50% chance of also stopping the particle?

Ricardo Roldan SmirnovRicardo Roldan Smirnov (1 месяц назад)
This video led me to a question. If we supose Light have a Pilot Wave that produce the dispersion in the Double Slid Experiment, maybe that experiment in space(vacuum) would produce a lettle diferent pattern as those "pilot waves" won't interact with other particles, as in the original experiment.
Just a though, I have limited knowledge on this and for sure didn't use it before writing this.
However would apreciate clues and opinions.

woodsoundsfluteswoodsoundsflutes (1 месяц назад)
Sure makes me think that Ether is real.

HuKu TONHuKu TON (1 месяц назад)
I see walkers but where is Rick, Carol and Michonne?

Jedadiah TuckerJedadiah Tucker (1 месяц назад)
measuring witch slit the particle went through removes the interferance, can this be done with pilot waves. if so can it be done with the droplets?

GalactiNautGalactiNaut (1 месяц назад)
Definitely the pilot wave.....I mean it makes a lot of sense and seems much more like a realistic idea of how it really works.

max hammenmax hammen (1 месяц назад)
If a thin layer of air keeps the droplets from entering the oil, why dont they connect with each other, i dont see them bouncing off each other?

Beauregard HallBeauregard Hall (1 месяц назад)
Dang it. You're using words that I understand, but what you're saying blows my mind too fast.

Scott McGillivrayScott McGillivray (1 месяц назад)
On a different scale, we are particles. Our attitudes, expectations, and beliefs (oscillations) generate the circumstances (waves) we encounter. We feel that circumstances (waves) are moving us around. We are predestined to follow a path in life (statistical distribution), only as far as we continue to generate corresponding oscillations. Great video!

Joshua ToblerJoshua Tobler (1 месяц назад)
Pilot wave theory has its own problems, but I feel like Occam's Razor favors it over the Copenhagen interpretation. Quantum uncertainty is just too far removed from common sense to be consistent with reality, in my very unsophisticated and uninformed estimation.

Leo AELeo AE (1 месяц назад)
Totally going with the Pilot Wave Theory :D

obywatelmichalobywatelmichal (1 месяц назад)
how to put observer?

Shashank KatiyarShashank Katiyar (1 месяц назад)
Except this still doesn't explain the effect of observation. Or Or or...may be electrons float in some filed and behaves similar to this experiment, but the same filed is disturbed by the observation or measurements and the wave is destroyed, eventually making it behave like a particle (that is not driven by wave, but just linear force).
in fact, this experiment should mimic that if you disturb the wave...can you please touch the wave to disturb it and let's see if it becomes straight?

Viknesh JayViknesh Jay (1 месяц назад)
Atlast thank you for proving my intuitive daydreams. U dun need to time to tell whats evident.

Martin HirschMartin Hirsch (1 месяц назад)
Definitely rad. Now imagine using the pilot wave theory to create a space warp or gravity well.

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