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Vacuum Landscaping: Cause of Nonlocal Influences without Signaling

Entropy 20(6)
Grössing, G.Fussy, S.Mesa Pascasio, J.Schwabl, H. Austrian Institute for Nonlinear Studies,
Vienna, Austria
2018 Physics

In the quest for an understanding of nonlocality with respect to an appropriate ontology, we propose a “cosmological solution“. We assume that from the beginning of the universe each point in space has been the location of a scalar field representing a zero-point vacuum energy that nonlocally vibrates at a vast range of different frequencies across the whole universe. A quantum, then, is a nonequilibrium steady state in the form of a “bouncer“ coupled resonantly to one of those (particle type dependent) frequencies, in remote analogy to the bouncing oil drops on an oscillating oil bath as in Couder’s experiments.

A major difference to the latter analogy is given by the nonlocal nature of the vacuum oscillations. We show with the examples of double- and n-slit interference that the assumed nonlocality of the distribution functions alone suffices to derive the de ̃Broglie--Bohm guiding equation for N particles with otherwise purely classical means. In our model, no influences from configuration space are required, as everything can be described in 3-space. Importantly, the setting up of an experimental arrangement limits and shapes the forward and osmotic contributions and is described as vacuum landscaping.

The article was published in: Entropy 20(6): 458.

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This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.