Happy New Year! …and the latest on RTI

I'm celebrating the advent of 2021 with a post featuring the very latest theoretical developments supporting the Relativistic Transactional Interpretation (RTI): The Relativistic Transactional Interpretation and The Quantum Direct-Action Theory This material is based on Chapter 5 of the forthcoming 2nd Edition of my book The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Reality of Possibility … Continue reading Happy New Year! …and the latest on RTI

A Common Worry About TI and Why It’s Not a Problem

In this post, I address a question that pops up from time to time as a possible objection to the transactional picture. The scenario involves a very distant star that engages in a transaction with a person’s eye, so that they see the star as it existed billions of years ago. But suppose the star … Continue reading A Common Worry About TI and Why It’s Not a Problem

Latest incarnation of the Schrödinger Cat Paradox forces a new view of quantum theory

I’ve updated this post since this paper is now published in Foundations of Physics, at this link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10701-020-00336-6

Transactional Interpretation

A recent paper by Frauchiger and Renner has brought to light a serious problem with  conventional approaches to quantum theory, by deriving a contradiction using those approaches. In  FR Paradox Kastner 10.17.19  I argue that the paradox shows that quantum theory leads to absurdities and inconsistencies unless there is a clear physical criterion for ‘measurement’.  This is a draft, so comments welcome!

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Review of Adventures in Quantumland by “Jehannum” (amazon.com)

A review from UK reader "Jehannum" was recently posted on the amazon.com page for my recent book Adventures in Quantumland: Exploring Our Unseen Reality (WSP, 2019). I reproduce it below: ***************** 5.0 out of 5 stars This book provides a revolutionary understanding of quantum physics. It's common to come out of a study of quantum … Continue reading Review of Adventures in Quantumland by “Jehannum” (amazon.com)

Why the Quantum Absorber Condition is Not a Light-Tight Box

(This is a preprint version of a technical paper. I'm making it available here in addition to the usual preprint servers. Questions/comments welcome.) Click here for the paper:  Light Tight Box Preprint Abstract: This paper discusses the nature of the boundary condition applying to the direct-action theory of fields, also known as the 'absorber' theory, … Continue reading Why the Quantum Absorber Condition is Not a Light-Tight Box

Latest incarnation of the Schrödinger Cat Paradox forces a new view of quantum theory

A recent paper by Frauchiger and Renner has brought to light a serious problem with  conventional approaches to quantum theory, by deriving a contradiction using those approaches. In  FR Paradox Kastner 10.17.19  I argue that the paradox shows that quantum theory leads to absurdities and inconsistencies unless there is a clear physical criterion for 'measurement'.  … Continue reading Latest incarnation of the Schrödinger Cat Paradox forces a new view of quantum theory