The Cellular Automaton Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Authors: 't Hooft, Gerard
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This book presents the deterministic view of quantum mechanics developed by Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft.
Dissatisfied with the uncomfortable gaps in the way conventional quantum mechanics meshes with the classical world, 't Hooft has revived the old hidden variable ideas, but now in a much more systematic way than usual. In this, quantum mechanics is viewed as a tool rather than a theory.
The author gives examples of models that are classical in essence, but can be analysed by the use of quantum techniques, and argues that even the Standard Model, together with gravitational interactions, might be viewed as a quantum mechanical approach to analysing a system that could be classical at its core. He shows how this approach, even though it is based on hidden variables, can be plausibly reconciled with Bell's theorem, and how the usual objections voiced against the idea of ‘superdeterminism' can be overcome, at least in principle.
This framework elegantly explains  and automatically cures  the problems of the wave function collapse and the measurement problem. Even the existence of an “arrow of time" can perhaps be explained in a more elegant way than usual. As well as reviewing the author’s earlier work in the field, the book also contains many new observations and calculations. It provides stimulating reading for all physicists working on the foundations of quantum theory.
 About the authors

Gerard 't Hooft is professor of theoretical physics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1999, together with his thesis advisor Martinus Veltman, for “elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions”. In his subsequent work he has made further major contributions in areas including blackhole physics, quantum gravity, the holographic principle, gauge theory, and the foundations of quantum mechanics.
 Table of contents (23 chapters)


Motivation for This Work
Pages 318

Deterministic Models in Quantum Notation
Pages 1927

Interpreting Quantum Mechanics
Pages 2947

Deterministic Quantum Mechanics
Pages 4956

Concise Description of the CA Interpretation
Pages 5787

Table of contents (23 chapters)
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 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 The Cellular Automaton Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
 Authors

 Gerard 't Hooft
 Series Title
 Fundamental Theories of Physics
 Series Volume
 185
 Copyright
 2016
 Publisher
 Springer International Publishing
 Copyright Holder
 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
 eBook ISBN
 9783319412856
 DOI
 10.1007/9783319412856
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783319412849
 Softcover ISBN
 9783319823140
 Series ISSN
 01681222
 Edition Number
 1
 Number of Pages
 XVIII, 298
 Number of Illustrations
 2 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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