We are into the sixth generation of physicists handing down and passing on Quantum Theory to those who follow. And up to now, no solid insight has emerged, making sense of indeterminacy; or whether indeterminacy is simply an irreducible feature of Nature to which there can never be any deeper understanding.
The accompanying book provides the missing answers; so that now physicists can teach their students that indeterminacy does have explanation.
The book is substantively based on evidence from experiments performed in Vienna, done on polarised photons. These demonstrate the flow of mathematical information, conveying definite logical consequence for pure states; that for mixed states, conveys mathematical freedom, permitting indefinite ambiguity and randomness.
This freedom stems from the absence of definitive information, known as logical independence; which, in the realms of mathematics involving numbers in the complex plane and real line, is synonymous with undecidability (of statements) made famous by Kurt Gödel. This is unspecified information, not asserted; which cannot be provided by the combined union of: Axioms upon which Applied Mathematics rests, together with, Postulates of Quantum Theory -- neither for the derivation of proofs, nor their negations; but which, if needed, is information that must be brought in as ingression from elsewhere.
The book shows how the Vienna Team's language of qubits and Boolean formalism, translates into the language of Quantum Mechanics proper; and importantly, how textbook Quantum Mechanics adapts to accomodate these experiments.
Physicists and Philosophers will find these revelations groundbreaking and exciting. They open up a rich new area for research. Those learning from it shall give themselves the opportunity to spread the word to their peers, consolidate it, utilise it in their own research, extend it and further advance physical theory. I see this helping with the Measurement Problem and the EPR Paradox. And further down the line, maybe offering help for those wishing to link unitary theory with a curved spacetime metric. 184 pages
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