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CATEGORIES:SciSoc – Cambridge University Scientific Society
SUMMARY:Bell’s Theorem\, Clifford’s Algebra\, and Einstein
’s Reality - Joy Christian
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URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/9928
DESCRIPTION:It is widely believed that Einstein’s motivations
for rejecting quantum theory as a fundamental phys
ical theory has long been undermined by Bell’s the
orem. Einstein rejected quantum theory as a fundam
ental physical theory because\, as he put it\, it
“cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics s
hould represent a reality in time and space\, free
from spooky actions at a distance.” On the other
hand\, Bell’s theorem is believed to have proved t
hat\, let alone quantum theory\, no physical theor
y can be reconciled with the idea of local reality
demanded by Einstein. It turns out\, however\, th
at\, by refining the system of numbers used by Bel
l to represent the elements of physical reality\,
his theorem can be rendered irrelevant for the not
ion of local reality. I will demonstrate this fact
by means of an explicit counterexample to Bell’s
theorem\, based on a generalized system of directe
d numbers developed by Grassmann\, Clifford\, and
Hestenes. This opens up the possibility of a fully
deterministic\, local\, and realistic underpinnin
g of the quantum phenomena.
LOCATION:Pharmacology Lecture Theatre\, Tennis Court Road
CONTACT:Daniel Guetta
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