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What is Quantum? Unifying Its Micro-Physical and Structural Appearance

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posted on 2015-06-23, 08:38 authored by D. Aerts, Sandro Sozzo
We can recognize two modes in which 'quantum appears' in macro domains: (i) a 'micro-physical appearance', where quantum laws are assumed to be universal and they are transferred from the micro to the macro level if suitable 'quantum coherence' conditions (e.g., very low temperatures) are realized, (ii) a 'structural appearance', where no hypothesis is made on the validity of quantum laws at a micro level, while genuine quantum aspects are detected at a structural-modeling level. In this paper, we inquire into the connections between the two appearances. We put forward the explanatory hypothesis that, 'the appearance of quantum in both cases' is due to 'the existence of a specific form of organisation, which has the capacity to cope with random perturbations that would destroy this organisation when not coped with'. We analyse how 'organisation of matter', 'organisation of life', and 'organisation of culture', play this role each in their specific domain of application, point out the importance of evolution in this respect, and put forward how our analysis sheds new light on 'what quantum is'.

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Quantum Interaction 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8951, pp. 12–23, 2015

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8th International Conference, QI 2014, Filzbach, Switzerland

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Quantum Interaction 2014

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

issn

0302-9743

isbn

978-3-319-15930-0;978-3-319-15931-7

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2015

Available date

2016-02-20

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http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15931-7_2

Book series

Lecture Notes in Computer Science;8951

Temporal coverage: start date

2014-06-30

Language

en

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