Quantum mechanics is intuitive, outside of classical modeling! – Colloquia dei XL

In this not at all technical seminar, we would like to show that false quantum paradoxes, considered as a trace of the nonintuitiveness of quantum mechanics, arise precisely when quantum mechanics is modeled on the paradigm of classical mechanics, and only then. Choosing the right model, that is, the one directly related to the fundamental axioms of the theory, not only eliminates any inconsistency but, more importantly, makes quantum perfectly intuitive. The argument is based on the fact that the quantum axiomatic mathematical paradigm, which is much easier than the classical one and understandable by everyone, can be modeled without any reference to classical physics, on some everyday life situations such as music, 3D movies and even, unexpectedly, the very practical experience of confronting a traffic light.

Thierry Paul is Director of Research at CNRS, Sorbonne University. He was a Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Paris-London Analysis Seminar” and Scientific Coordinator of the CEREMADE Library. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Courant Institute, New-York University, 1997-1988, Mittag-Leffler Insitute, Stockholm, 1990 and La Sapienza University of Rome 2019. In 2021, he is a winner of the “Tullio Levi-Civita” International Prize awarded by the International Research Center for “Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems” of the University of L’Aquila.

The conference will be held on the Zoom platform, on Thursday April 18th at 11.00 a.m. Write to segreteria@accademiaxl.it to receive login credentials.