Part I. Invited Papers Dedicated To Louis De Broglie

Foundations of Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 10, pp 1217-1265

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Wave-particle dualism and the interpretation of quantum mechanics

  • C. DewdneyAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Physics, University of Portsmouth
  • , G. HortonAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Physics, University of Portsmouth
  • , M. M. LamAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Physics, University of Portsmouth
  • , Z. MalikAffiliated withDepartment of Applied Physics, University of Portsmouth
  • , M. SchmidtAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of Bremen

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Abstract

The realist interpretations of quantum theory, proposed by de Broglie and by Bohm, are re-examined and their differences, especially concerning many-particle systems and the relativistic regime, are explored. The impact of the recently proposed experiments of Vigier et al. and of Ghose et al. on the debate about the interpretation of quantum mechanics is discussed. An indication of how de Broglie and Bohm would account for these experimental results is given.